Iran earthquake, April 16, 2013 = 33 (6)
horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
(http://www.reuters.com/places/iran Reuters) – A major earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday and an Iranian official said hundreds of people were feared to have been killed.
Tremors from the 7.8 magnitude quake were also felt in India and Gulf states.
“It was the biggest earthquake in Iran in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 5:44 a.m. ET at a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles).
Update: Death toll in Pakistan from Iran earthquake increases to 21 – @NBCNews
Iranian provincial governor says no deaths in Iran due to earthquake, local media reports – @Reuters
Death toll in Pakistan following 7.8-magnitude earthquake reaches 21 – @NewsweekPak
Update: Quake in southeast Iran killed at least 5 in Pakistan, in addition to 40 in Iran, Iranian TV says – @CNN