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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 11:44 AM
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27. Iran is tremendously earthquake prone
I've been hearing about major earthquakes there since I was a kid in the 1950s.

Now maybe the U.S. has some sort of earthquake-causing device (although the technology is hard to imagine, if you know anything about how earthquakes occur in nature), but in this case, I think we had better follow the medical school adage: "If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."

If you've never lived in an earthquake-prone area, you may not know how common the movers and shakers are. During my 18 years in Oregon, I felt perhaps six earthquakes, and there were others, reported in the newspaper, that were too small to be felt.

During that same period, Iran has had a couple of major, building-toppling earthquakes.
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