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04/09/13

No Damage To Bushehr From Strong Earthquake

Source: RFE/RL

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran
The reactor building of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant located outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran

The governor of Iran's Bushehr Province has said the country's nuclear reactor was undamaged by a powerful earthquake which killed three people elsewhere in the southeast of the country.


Quake hit areas (View Larger Map)

Fereydoon Hasanvand told state television that "no damage at all has been caused" at the plant by the 6.1 magnitude quake.

The Iran Seismological Center said the quake struck 89 kilometers southeast of the Gulf port city and at a depth of 12 kilometers, with its epicenter in the Kaki area.

The U.S. Geological Survey ranked the quake slightly stronger with a 6.3 magnitude.


Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (View Larger Map)

In January, the Bushehr nuclear power station was linked to the national energy grid at full capacity after having been taken offline for two months.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP


Copyright (c) 2013 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org

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