Strong earthquake shakes western Iran

Washington - A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Iran on Monday, the US Geological survey which monitors quakes worldwide reported.

The quake, with an epicentre at 36km southeast of the Iranian city of Abdanan, near the border with Iraq, struck at 02:32 GMT on Monday, the USGS reported.

The quake epicentre was recorded at a depth of 10km, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

Iran stands on several seismic fault lines.

In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck south-eastern Iran and neighbouring Pakistan, killing 40 people.

A massive quake in December 2003 struck the southern city of Bam, killing 26 000 people and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

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Shaun Dewar 2014-08-18 08:44:00 AM
Markie Crichton 2014-08-18 08:55:43 AM
And a lot more to come, the beginning of birth pains, hundreds of prophecies will be fulfilled and have already been fulfilled. You can hate the Bible, one thing is for certain no way you will stop it.. The Rise in Major "Killer" Earthquakes Jesus prophesied that the last generation of this age would witness the greatest earthquakes in history. Other prophets, including Ezekiel, Zechariah, Haggai, and John predicted awesome earthquakes that would precede Christ's return. Jesus said these earthquakes will occur in "diverse places" (strange places). Massive earthquakes are now occurring worldwide in "diverse places." However, since A.D. 1900, the growth in major earthquakes has been relentless. From 1900 to 1949 it averaged three major earthquakes per decade. From 1949 the increase became awesome with 9 killer quakes in the 1950s; 13 in the 1960s; 56 in the 1970s and an amazing 74 major quakes in the 1980s. Finally, in the 1990s, at the present rate, we will experience 125 major killer quakes in this decade (Source: U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Report, Boulder, Colorado). The prophets warned that the planet will be shaken in the last days as never before. The judgment of God will finally unleash the greatest earthquake in history as part of a series of enormous earthquakes. "There were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth" Revelation 16:18).
Alta Steyn 2014-08-18 09:15:34 AM
I agree with you, Markie. It seems the first Seal of the 7 has been opened. I might be wrong but according to Revelations it is happening.
Asisipo Ntomby Mohamed 2014-08-18 09:33:53 AM
End times!