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Offline flowers

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USGS: Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes Iran's Bushehr region
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:26:31 PM »

DUBAI - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Bushehr, where Iran has a nuclear power plant, on Thursday, US Geological Survey data showed. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

There were reports on social media in Saudi Arabia that the quake, at a depth of 10.2 miles, was felt in the kingdom's eastern province, across the Gulf from Iran.

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Re: USGS: Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes Iran's Bushehr region
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 12:49:36 PM »
Nuclear reactors are designed to withstand quakes.  Since this is of Russian design, they learned their lesson from Chernobyl, and greatly beefed up not only the structural strength, but the safety as well.

That said, someone will claim it was a nuke test which is bunk.  You cannot hide a nuke test as the seismic signal is completely different than an earthquake.  A nuke test would be IDed in seconds.
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