Major earthquake rocks southeast Iran
April 17 , 2013
A major earthquake rocked southeast Iran on Tuesday, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.
The epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude quake was around 53 miles from the city of Khash, located close to the border with Pakistan.
At least 27 people were injured, according to Iranian state media reports.
The earthquake struck a remote region, therefore limiting causalties. However, around 30 people were killed in Pakistan.
The quake comes just days after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Iran, close to its nuclear power station. At least 37 people were killed and 850 injured in the earthquake near Bushehr on April 10.
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