Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Earthquake in Iran, three dead

A couple of years ago I would regularly point out the huge number of small earthquakes that hit Iran every day. The IRNA "news" agency would publish the details of each event.

IRNA has not done that lately. Which is a shame, because Iran's shaky seismology should be a major concern to everyone who might be affected by a nuclear facility that gets compromised by an earthquake.

But today IRNA was forced to admit an earthquake, because this one was fatal:
A powerful quake measuring six on the Richter scale in Qeshm, Hormuzgan province, claimed three lives and injured 26 people.

Iran's Red Crescent Society has dispatched rescue teams equipped with most sophisticated equipment to the region.

Iran is often shaken by quakes of varying magnitudes as it sits on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

While Hormuzgan is not that close to Bushehr or other known nuclear facilities, all of Iran is at danger for earthquakes.

I wonder why the far left, always at the forefront against nuclear power, has been largely silent about Iran's building a nuke plant in a known earthquake zone?