A brief update to the morning post about a massive earthquake in southeastern Iran. As the AFP reports, most of the damage is in Pakistan:
A powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people across the border in Pakistan and shaking buildings as far away as the Gulf and New Delhi.
The quake, measured at magnitude 7.8 by the US Geological Survey, damaged hundreds of mud-built buildings in remote southwestern Pakistan and comes a week after another struck near Iran's Gulf port city of Bushehr, killing at least 30 people.
Crisis management authorities have declared a state of emergency in the quake-hit area, Iran's official news agency IRNA said, but so far there have been no confirmed deaths on the Iranian side. ...
So far, no confirmed deaths in Iran:
At least 27 people were hurt in Iran on Tuesday, according to a local governor speaking to IRNA, but there was no immediate confirmation of any deaths.
The head of Iran's Red Crescent rescue corps, Mahmoud Mozafar, said communications to the stricken areas have been cut.