Report: Iran says nuclear plants safe after earthquake

June 4, 2013 21:55

Iran declared a state of emergency after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit a scarcely populated area, killing around 40 people, according to a report by CNN on Monday.

The quake was so strong it was felt throughout the region. Iran, in the report, stated that it could handle the disaster by itself and that its nuclear plants were safe and can withstand up to an 8.2 magnitude earthquake.

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