An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred near the nuclear power plant, Bushehr in Iran

April 9, 2013.  Earthquake magnitude 6.3 occurred on Tuesday near the nuclear power plant "Boucher"In Iran, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 91 km from the city Boucher, which is located in the vicinity of nuclear power. The center of aftershocks at the depth of 10 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Construction of the nuclear power plant at Bushehr was started in 1974 by the German company Kraftwerk Union AG (Siemens / KWU). August 25, 1992 between the governments of Russia and Iran signed an agreement on the construction of nuclear power plants, and in January 1995 signed a contract to complete the construction of the first power station. Physical start "Bushehr" NPP began under the control of the IAEA August 21, 2010, when the delivery was made nuclear fuel in the reactor compartment station. In May 2011, the Unit carried out to conclude the nuclear steam supply system on the minimum controlled power level.

Source: RIA Novosti


Repeated push magnitude 5.4 was recorded in the area of nuclear power plants "Boucher"

April 9, 2013. Re-quake magnitude 5.4 was recorded in 99 kilometers from the Iranian city of Bushehr, near which is the country's only nuclear power plant, according to the U.S. Geological Survey USGS.

No injuries or damage is not reported.

Source: RIA Novosti


Iran reported the first three victims of the earthquake

April 9, 2013. The first reports of the victims of the earthquake in Iran, Iranian television reported on three of the victims, said the agency AFP.

On Tuesday, the 91 kilometer from Bushehr to 15.52 MSK occurred magnitude earthquake 6.3. Behind him at 16.05 MSK was re-recorded the quake a magnitude of 5.4. The earthquake at the depth of 10 kilometers.

Source: RIA Novosti

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