Tens Dead, Hundreds Injured As 6.1 Earthquake Hits Near Iran's Nuclear Power Plant

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A few hours ago, a major 6.1 magnitude quake struck in Iran once again, some 100 km away from Bushehr - location of Iran's only nuclear power plant. According to subsequent reports, at least 30 people have been killed and nearly 600 injured, although at least for now the official version is that the power plan was undamaged. From Al Jazeera: "Fereydoon Hasanvand, governor of Bushehr, said the nuclear plant was undamaged by Tuesday's earthquake. "No damage at all has been caused" to the plant, he told state television. The Russian company that built the nuclear-power station, 18km south of Bushehr, said the quake had been felt there but that operations at the plant were not affected. "The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor."

Of course, as TEPCO and Japan so vividly and glowingly in the dark demonstrated, when it comes to nuclear power plants, the last thing to be released, long after the alpha, beta and gamma rays, is the truth. We doubt this time would be any different.

A description of the ordeal via Al Jazeera:

One Busehr resident said her home and the homes of her neighbours were shaken by the quake but not damaged.


"We could clearly feel the earthquake," Nikoo, who requested to be identified only by her first name, told Reuters news agency by telephone.


"The windows and chandeliers all shook."


The quake hit at 1152 GMT with a depth of 12km, the Iran Seismological Centre said.


The US Geological Survey, which monitors quakes worldwide, ranked the quake at a more powerful 6.3 magnitude.


Tremors from the earthquake in western Iran could also be felt in Gulf countries.


In Doha, the Qatari capital, residents told Al Jazeera that they could feel buildings shake before residents were evacuated.


There was no immediate reports of damage.

In brief: no mentions of HAARP anywhere. Just as it should be.

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1835jackson's picture

God is warning Iran not to mess with Israel.

jomama's picture

i really fucking hope that was sarcasm.

ACP's picture


Nothing will cause an earthquake like another government mortgage pumping program.

BaBaBouy's picture

Obmama Tests Out New Us Secret Weapon ...

Heads Up, Dictator Un ...

Say What Again's picture

So this is BULLISH for the US "Market"

But not until 3:29 EST

francis_sawyer's picture

It's all BUSHEHR's fault!... Oh wait!

Badabing's picture

earth quake bomb's fault.


can they drop one from a drone?

Taint Boil's picture



Megathrust earthquakes record huge MW values, or total energy released. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake released 9,560 gigatons of TNT (40,000 EJ) equivalent, but its ME (surface rupture energy, or potential for damage) was far smaller at 26.3 megatons of TNT (110 PJ). 

The total global nuclear arsenal is about 30,000 nuclear warheads with a destructive capacity of 5,000 megatons or 5 gigatons (5,000 million tons) of TNT. 

* Basic laws of physics say you can’t get something for nothing.

francis_sawyer's picture

All I really need to know is... Can Harry Stamper blow up the asteroid?... [& if he can't, who's going to spend my bitcoins]?...

phyuckyiu's picture

Good thing they knew to build far away from any fault lines. We're living in Tesla's world now.

LFMayor's picture

+9.5 gigatons. 

I love it.  You just popped so, so many math challenged bubbles. 

"It was as if a million hygenically challenged contrail theorists cried out as one, and were instantly silenced".

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

The good news is that Kish wasn't hit.


Chuck Walla's picture

Man, that CIA can really whip some shit when it wants.



InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

i heard rumors the operational control of haarp had been turned over to company with british interest... can anyone confirm?  

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Full-spectrum dominance by the military. (here is the pdf file download)

<And they ain't kidding folks. While I am uncertain about earthquake creation if you still don't believe that some of these technologies exist then you are still fully indoctrinated.>

Skateboarder's picture

I think they used MS Paint to author that PDF.

DeadFred's picture

Having been a hundred miles from a 6.1 many times my question is did they even feel the earthquake at the nuke plant? Unless they built the plant with unreinforced mud bricks like they built the rest of Iran don't expect this to become a Fukashima-like event.

francis_sawyer's picture

It's not a nuclear plant... It's a 'rootin' tootin' pizza oven!...

LFMayor's picture

Maybe because they use the same mud brick construction they do on their filty 3rd world hovels?

css1971's picture

Unless they built the plant with unreinforced mud bricks like they built the rest of Iran

Hmm. Methinks Iran is not the country you are thinking of.



Disenchanted's picture



re: "While I am uncertain about earthquake creation"


"Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves." ~ SecDef William Cohen April 28, 1997


There's the link right to the defense.gov transcript people...in his answer to the 4th question down. If "others" can do it, you can damn sure bet the USSA/Isreal MIC can too.

Disenchanted's picture

On second thought, since Cohen's just another one of the 13th Tribe, he's probably making that shit up.




GeezerGeek's picture

I stopped reading on page 2, the TOC, where it stated "Persuasive for Peace". That sounds like the line from the Tom Paxton song Mr. Blue, which went something like 

"You'll learn to LOVE it

Or we'll break you".

Velvet glove, meet iron fist.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture


Damn. Beat me to it. That was the first thing I thought when I read the headline. WTF is wrong with me?

jbvtme's picture

did the earthquake have a name?

Cpl Hicks's picture

The Great Chandelier Shaker of Bushehr.


Hulk's picture

problem is, they were trying to HAARP North Korea !!!

salvadordaly's picture

 "Fereydoon Hasanvand", governor of Bushehr

I liked him the first time I saw him when he was "Bagdahd Bob". All is well.

No reports of a mushroom cloud? Didn't N. Korea just have a earthquake recently?

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

Nah, the Norks "earthquake" is due tomorrow. 


Oh, wait, Obumbo's in office ... let me rephrase: "Norks electronic transfer due tomorrow."

Cpl Hicks's picture

While Baghdad Bob was cultural icon of the past decade, he is an Iraqi.

buzzsaw99's picture

the joo god or muzzie god? his/her aim is terrible and message vague. please clarify.

Almost Solvent's picture

It's Tepeyollotl, Aztec god of earthquakes.

johnQpublic's picture

how on earth is it possible someone besides me was thinking that

Ghordius's picture

yes, but this applies only to those who do pray, not those who use their religion as war banner

Say What Again's picture


Can you please start an article about the jews, blacks, spicks, honkys, chinks, crackers, and any other ethnic group you can think of, so that these morons have a place to spout off.

Disenchanted's picture

Yeah I want to bitch about those mutherfuckin dagoes that's trying to run the global banking world!

Give me an outlet please...



buzzsaw99's picture

come now, everyone knows that the joo god HATES muzzies.

New England Patriot's picture

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16


mayhem_korner's picture



+777  Neither Jews nor Muslims subscribe to that, which was spoken by the Lord Himself.