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April 16, 2013 (10:44:20 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Iran

A powerful earthquake rocked Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday at 3:44 pm local time, collapsing buildings and killing at least 38 people. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake was centered about 50 miles east of the city of Khash, Iran, but shook tall buildings as far away as New Delhi, nearly 1,500 miles away.

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