The entire human battlefield of the Middle East slid northward a tiny fraction of an inch this week, as the Arabian tectonic plate continued its slow, inexorable drift into the Eurasian plate. The resultant earthquakes along that fault line are a sad reality that the residents of Iran and Iraq have endured for millennia. Last week, a series earthquakes struck the area again. While they may not have made the news here, their vibrations easily travelled thousands of miles across the Earth, shaking the ground right here at Pigeon Hill.
We are all truly neighbors on this fragile globe.
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Here are some highlights of what we heard here this week:
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (magnitude 6.2; 5,762 miles distant)
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (5.6; 5,769 miles)
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (4.9; 5,763 miles)
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (5.8; 5,759 miles)
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (5.7; 5,773 miles)
- Oklahoma (4.2; 1,676 miles)
- Iran-Iraq Border Region (5.7; 5,772 miles)
- Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands (5.4; 4,767 miles)
- New Britain Region, P.N.G. (5.8; 8,902 miles)
- Tonga Islands Region (5.0; 7,851 miles)
- Northern Chile (5.7; 4,515 miles)
- Near Coast Of Central Chile (6.4; 5,390 miles)