Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

TradCatKnight: Planet X Incoming: Middle Eastern “Big One”

Monday, January 9, 2017 11:33
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Planet X Incoming: Middle Eastern “Big One”

Fears for Middle Eastern Big One after quake strikes fragile fault line in Iran

The 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck on Friday and prompting a search operation for any wounded.

The quake struck at dawn, with its epicentre 33 miles of the city of Jahrom, the USGS said.


State TV reported: “Four Afghans living and working on a farm were killed … (in) Saifabad village near the town of Khonj.”
The governor of Fars province, Mokhtar Abbasi, told state TV that rescuers were searching the quake zone for any other victims in the sparsely populated region.

Three injured people from the village of Chartala were taken to hospital but later discharged, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Iran is criss-crossed by major fault line and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

It included a 6.6 magnitude quake in 2003 which flattened the southeastern city of Bam and killed more than 25,000 people.
Experts have previously warned that hundreds of thousands of people could die if a powerful earthquake one day struck Tehran.

Bahram Akasheh, who at the time was a professor of geophysics at Tehran University and a government adviser, said: “The building codes are almost universally ignored in Iran and Tehran is especially vulnerable to quakes because there is a major fault line running across it.

“The ground conditions in parts of Tehran are unfavorable: too soft, too brittle and too dangerous to build on. Rules are ignored.”
Northern Tehran sets of a major fault line that is about 47 miles long and has 100 smaller fractures, Mr Akasheh said.

He said: “The destruction to Tehran would be immense. About 80 percent of the buildings would be damaged or destroyed.

“Tehran is not ready for a big one.”

If you enjoy the TradCatKnight blogs, please recommend above as a contributor!
Watch Related Video and Read more at link above

We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Total 2 comments
  • Ephraim

    No mention of Planet X (which prompted me to click) in the short article. I am assuming you believe Planet X will be the cause of a probable future earthquake in addition to the current one.

    • maxwell

      …Magnetic resonance. Planet X is made of iron. Really big, heavy and extremely massive. Tectonic effects, as well as the core of the earth heating up. Add to this the effects of pole shift, and you’ve got a well powdered, cataclysm.
      …The astronomical threats are coming from every angle…many of them are not even related to planet X.

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.