A large 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Jacó, Costa Rica last night, only hours after a 7.3 Magnitude Quake struck the Iran/Iraq border killing at least 348 people.
Jacó is southwest of Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, and is part of the region of Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast. The earthquake caused at least one building in Jacó to be evacuated due to apparent damage and there were reports of walls collapsing and objects falling in other parts of the country, but there were no reports of any further injuries, the statement said. All hospitals seem to be running smoothly and normally too, according to CNN. But that all pales in comparison to the other major earthquake last night.
A large 7.3 magnitude quake struck the Iraq/Iran border tumbling buildings and killing 335 people. Iran’s state-run Irna news agency raised the death toll to 341 on Monday and said 5,953 people were injured after the quake that struck the country’s western provinces at 9.20 pm local time on Sunday. The quake also killed 7 people in Iraq bringing the total number of deaths to 348. The quake also injured 535 people in neighboring Iraq and, all in the country’s northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the interior ministry said.
The earthquake on the Iran border with Iraq happened a few hours before the earthquake in Costa Rica. The hardest hit province was Kermanshah, where three days of mourning have been announced. More than 236 people died in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 10 miles from the Iraq border. “Sarpol-e Zahab has only one hospital, which was demolished in this incident. All patients and hospital staff have been buried beneath the rubble, so it cannot offer any service,” Farhad Tajari, the local MP, told local media.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, offered his condolences and urged government agencies to do all they could to help those affected. Iranian police, the elite Revolutionary Guards, and its affiliated Basij militia forces were dispatched to affected areas overnight, state TV reported.
“There are still people under the rubble. We hope the number of dead and injured won’t rise too much, but it will rise,” Kermanshah’s deputy governor, Mojtaba Nikkerdar, said.
Pull my Finger again.
saw a story on investmentwatchblog(i THINK) that said the iran quake was caused by a nuke test….predicted 8 hours earlier…..just putting it out there. and i saw 4 different quakes last night had happened, where’s the story on the other two?
It doesn’t seem like a nuke test because there have been aftershocks. There have been a lot of earthquake and volcano action in the last several weeks, for some reason. People need to stop bickering and doing these endless wars/conflicts, it appears humanity may have a lot more to worry about in the near future. Dutchsinse has an interesting youtube and website about earthquakes, volcanoes.
Since the earthquake in Iran/Iraq was centered in Kurdistan, the non-Kurds probably view it as divine justice. I wonder how much help they will get from surrounding countries? Hopefully, they will put aside ethnic differences and provide all the help possible.
What could possibly go wrong?
Army lifts ban on recruits with mental health issues…
WASHINGTON – “People with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.
The decision to open Army recruiting to those with mental health conditions comes as the service faces the challenging goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September 2018.
To meet last year’s goal of 69,000, the Army accepted more recruits who fared poorly on aptitude tests, increased the number of waivers granted for marijuana use and offered hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses.”
Ky mom: Military took anyone during Viet Nam war, some were illiterate esp. infantrymen (cannon fodder). The all volunteer military now is a WPA program to keep people off the streets, out of jails, out of parents house, and/ or there will be less homeless bums. people nowdays too lazy to learn a trade and go to work in a real job.
funny as hell…. a few years ago, you just about had to have a degree to get in….now, a MONKEY can join….MANY HAVE!
Amazing what’s happened since 8/21.
What about 8/21 ??
Sounds like a good AC/DC tune!