Large Earthquake Strikes Iran

    Survivors search the rubble, a day after an earthquake, at the city of Shonbeh, southern Iran, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed dozens and injured hundreds more in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian officials said, adding that it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region. (AP Photo/ISNA, Mohammad Salehinia)

    An earthquake previously shook Iran on April 10. (Mohammad Salehinia/AP)

    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Iran on the border with Pakistan, the most powerful tremor in nearly 40 years. Shaking was felt as far as New Delhi, where buildings were evacuated. Indian television station NDTV said lights in its South Delhi studio shook for nearly a minute. At least five people died in Pakistan, according to local government officials. After saying 40 people were dead, Iranian state media now says no fatalities are confirmed. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake killed 26,000 people.

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