Week 2014.33 (August 17-23) ~ Our neighbors in Iraq and Iran

The entire battlefield of the Middle East slid northward by 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.
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