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Earthquake kills at least 40 in Iran

on April 16, 2013 10:00 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 40 people were killed by a major earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border, according to a report on Iranian state TV.

Press TV gave no further details on the extent of damage in the sparsely populated areas, but the quake shook buildings as far away as New Delhi and Gulf cities of Dubai and Bahrain.

Iran’s seismological center said the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was centered near Saravan, a sparsely populated area about 26 miles from the Pakistani border.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude at 7.8 and at a depth of nine miles.

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