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Same time last year - Iran

  1. Dec 30, 2004 #1


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    Was there an earthquake last year in Iran that was just as devastating? Perhaps more so because it was in Iran and killed thousands!

    Was it really exactly one year ago, with the exception of 58 minutes off?
    What time did the earthquake on Christmas Eve strike PST? No one seems to know.

    I have only two fuzzy stations that come in where I live at. Yes, of course I have internet access. So far the most reliable newsource I have found comes out of Canada, BC.


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  3. Dec 30, 2004 #2


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    Bam earthquake, Iran - Dec 26, 2003.

    From USGS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/uscvad.htm [Broken]

    At least 30,000 people killed, 30,000 injured, 85 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed and infrastructure damaged in the Bam area. Maximum intensities IX at Bam and VIII at Baravat. Felt (V) at Kerman. Surface faulting observed on the Bam Fault between Bam and Baravat. Maximum acceleration of 0.98g recorded at Bam. A detailed report on this earthquake can be obtained from the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), online at

    http://www.iiees.ac.ir (Farsi)

    http://www.iiees.ac.ir/English/eng_index.html (English)

    Special report on Bam earthquake (Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering)- http://www.iiees.ac.ir/English/Publication/eng_publication_journal_12.html

    If there is a problem with the last link - try the two previous links according to language preference.
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  4. Dec 30, 2004 #3


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    China has also had their fair share of earthquakes with much loss of life.

  5. Dec 30, 2004 #4
    I never forgave Iran for the hostages, so I'm going to say:
    Idiots! what do you expect to happen when you name your town BAM?

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    Thank you all very much for taking the "time" to respond. Wow! :smile:
  7. Dec 31, 2004 #6
    "Ancient" history!
  8. Dec 31, 2004 #7
    I'm ancient
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