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2006-06-29 04:40:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Thursday. The quake hit the Gulf island of Qeshm off Hormuzgan's south coast at 11:32 p.m. (2002 GMT) on Wednesday. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "Rescue teams had been sent to the area," a spokesman for Hormuzgan's Red Crescent aid network told Reuters, adding that he did...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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