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2006-02-28 04:28:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.6 to 5.8 hit the town of Orzuyieh in southeast Iran on Tuesday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, a provincial official and state media said. Orzuyieh lies in Kerman province, which is plagued by earthquakes. Some 31,000 people were killed when an earthquake razed the city of Bam, northeast of Orzuyieh in Kerman province in 2003. "It was 5.6 on the Richter scale, it was felt in the provincial capital of Kerman but it was...

2005-11-27 11:25:53

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and some 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 09:11:18

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and many more injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. British time) and the island's main hospital was full of injured people. "The earthquake was really strong...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'