Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Iran

Depth of temblor may have limited casualties

By Erin Wayman, 14:05 PM April 16, 2013

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake rattled southeastern Iran April 16 at 3:14 p.m. local time. The quake struck about 80 kilometers east of the city of Khash in a thinly populated mountainous region near the border with Pakistan. The jolt was felt as far away as northern India and throughout parts of the Middle East.

The quake killed at least 13 people in Pakistan, Reuters reports. The death toll in Iran is unclear: An early account said 40 people died while some Iranian officials have reported there ...

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