TWO STRONG 6.3 AND 6.4 EARTHQUAKES STRIKE NORTHWESTERN IRAN KILLING 180/INJURING 1300

(Aug 11, 2012) Two strong Earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.3 and 6.4 struck on Saturday near the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, Tehran University’s Seismological Centre said.The Death Toll from these strong Earthquakes killed at least

 87 people and injured over 400 others in northwestern Iran, state TV said. The strong earthquakes were less than 9 minutes apart and created numerous aftershocks. Iranian news agencies made no immediate mention of casualties or damage, but reports were preliminary. The quake hit at 4:43 pm (1223 GMT) with an epicentre about 60 kilometres (40 miles) northeast of Tabriz, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), according to the Seismological Centre.  http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
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