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Strong earthquake hits
Iran near border with Iraq

CNN, by Jethro Mullen

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/17/2014 11:23:03 PM

A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, rattling the region near the border with Iraq, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 miles), in an area 36 kilometers southeast of the Iranian city of Abdanan, the USGS reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the area, which is roughly 40 kilometers from the Iraqi border.

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A 6.2 is big on that side of the world. Hopefully, it damaged some of their nuclear weapons making capability.

      


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Strong earthquake hits
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CNN, by Jethro Mullen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 11:23:03 PM     Post Reply
A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, rattling the region near the border with Iraq, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 miles), in an area 36 kilometers southeast of the Iranian city of Abdanan, the USGS reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the area, which is roughly 40 kilometers from the Iraqi border.

   

 

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 11:16:10 PM     Post Reply
Ferguson, MO - Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, (Snip) Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 8:59:06 PM     Post Reply
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