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7.3 magnitude earthquake along Iran-Iraq border kills 407, injures 6,700 more

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TEHRAN: The 7.3 magnitude earthquake, that rocked northern border region between Iran and Iraq at 9.20 pm local time yesterday (Sunday, 12th of November), killed at least 400 people and left 6,700 more injured on Sunday (12th of November).

Thirty Red Cross teams had been sent to quake zone and rescue operations continued throughout the Sunday night to salvage people stuck under the debris. 

But the earthquake in this mountainous region had triggered landslides that is hindering the aid assistance. 

Iran’s emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand said it was difficult to send rescue teams to the villages because the roads had been cut off due to landslides.

According to US Geological Survey, the magnitude of earthquake was 7.3, while an Iraqi meteorology official stated it to be 6.5 with the epicenter in Penjwin in Sulaimaniyah province near Iran border.

Electricity was cut off in many cities of Iran and Iraq after the earthquake. Despite cold weather, people fearing aftershocks refused to go back to their damaged buildings. Tremors were also felt in southeastern Turkey where people fled their homes.

 

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1 killed, 15 injured as 4.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Pakistan!

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KARACHI: A number of people belonging to all the provinces of Pakistan have been calling Newspakistan.tv since morning in order to inquire about tremors due to which many mud houses collapsed killing one minor girl in Lasbela and injuring dozens. 

According to details epicenter of the earthquake – measuring 6.1 on Richter scale – was in Hindu Kush region (/Afghanistan’s Jarm area) and its depth was 191.2km. The earthquake jolted parts of neighbouring Afghanistan, India and Kashmir. 

However, in Pakistan  jolts measuring 4.9-5.1 on Richter scale were experienced in many cities including Charsadda, Gujranwala, Haripur, Islamabad, Karachi,Lahore,Murree,  Peshawar, Quetta, Sargodha, Shangla. 

It is pertinent to mention here that many organisations called it a day due to tremors including the Parliament and Supreme Court.

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Earthlings (including Pakistanis) to view Super-Blue-Blood-Moon on 31st of Jan., after 150 years!

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KARACHI: On Wednesday 31st of January 2018, inhabitants of the planet Earth will be able to see a rare phenomenon called trifecta that occurs only once in over 150 years.

According to details once in one-n-a-half century the blue moon & lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in Super-Blue-Blood-Moon

This extraordinary phenomenon will be best visible from western hemisphere. The last Super-Blue-Blood-Moon trifecta was witnessed in 1866.

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A mysterious sickness claims lives of more than 50 peacocks in Tharparkar!

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THARPARKAR: Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have reported that throughout the period of past four days, over 50 peacocks have died as a result of a mysterious sickness in three villages of Thar. However, the circumstances behind the epidemic of mysterious disease are yet to be known.

According to the details, the contaminated peacocks are found to have symptoms like puffy eyes and water dripping from their beaks. Eventually, peacocks fall to the ground and bite the dust.

It is to be noted that Sindh forest and wildlife personnel have already sent off a panel to the affected localities to look into this matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that in past, peacocks died due to the outbreak of deadly ranikhet virus and other sorts of diseases that emerge in the summers. Also, the death rates of peacocks continue to swell owing to the spread of deadly ailments in the past five years.

As per the estimates, provided by the sources, over 167 peacocks lost their lives as a result of ranikhet in 2012. Whereas, the same disease claimed the lives of approx 200 peacocks in 2015.

It has further been learnt that the major trigger of this virus is hen, which diffuse among other avians, particularly peacocks speedily. Unfortunately, no one can control it until it is ousted wholly from where it originates.

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