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

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.