January 5th, 2011
01:34 AM ET

Iran rattled by earthquake

A moderate earthquake rattled southern Iran Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter of the preliminary 5.4-magnitude quake was about 380 miles (615 kilometers) south of the capital, Tehran, or 35 miles (55 kilometers) north of Kazerun.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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  1. This Just In (by phil)

    Newsflash: Famous TV preacher Billy Bob Jones was arrested today for drunk driving. Police investigators have found that Jone's, after being in custody overnight, doesn't really have a speech impediment. His slurred speech is because he was drunk most all of the time. The reverand Jone's attorney states "Mr. Jone'th ith not a drunkkard, and thethe chargereth againsthe him are totally unfoundethd."

    January 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Phil: GOOD Morn. @dr Bad: Where are you General??

    January 5, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @Col Bat: I did. 0k, it was actually 99,994

    January 5, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Hi Cesar... I haven't seen dr. bad in several weeks. His posting on other sites have been missing too. I wonder if he was arrested. He was very vulgar and rude, and I'm glad he's gone from here. He made it difficult to carry on normal conversations, and you know how much I like to blab! he-he

    January 5, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. This Just In (by phil)

    Newsflash: While the famous TV preacher Billy Bob Jones sits in jail, his wife Penelope "xanax" Jones, a well know co-dependent enabler in her own right, and recovering meth-addict Ted Haggerty are filling in for jailed preacher. The duo are pleading with church members to help raise bail money for the reverend Jones.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. HAARP TESTING IN PROGRESS

    Nothing to see here, just testing HAARP earthquake devise. do a quick google and see for yourself.. I love the future!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. This Just In (by phil)

    Today's services at the Crusty Cathedral included the church organ player hammering out a soulful rendition of Tammy Wynett's 'Stand by your Man' as Penelope Jones sang along. The special services are an attempt to help God raise bail money for the jailed preacher, who plead no-contest earlier this morning. "I am not guilty" said the preacher as he sat in jail waiting to be released. "I am a close follower of our church idiotology that onece saved, always saved and therefore i was forgiven even before I got drunk and crashed the church limosine." Bail in the amount of 250 dollars has been posted.

    January 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. This Just In (by phil)

    Newsflash: The famous TV preacher Billy Bob Jones has been released after the church posted 250 dollars bail. Our own reporter caught up with Jones, and asked him what happened to the 3 million dollars raised by the church for his defense. "My loverly wife Pernelope anth my goodth friendth Ted Haggardthy went to ththe Broadmoor Hotel and rethieved the light and gaveth the money to God perthonally" said Mr. Jones, ending suspisions that the money had been stolen to pay for the Hotel room and the luxury cruise Ted and Penelope took earlier this week "for inspiration."

    January 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. HAD ENOUGH

    Well darn couldnt it have been atleast an10.0 and covered all of Iran. Better luck next time.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Veritas

    @Ceasar hi as far as dr bad fk him he ruined more posting of blogs than the cnn blog editors. always carrying on about in a pointless rhetoric wasting everyones time with his illiterate chatter. good riddance!

    January 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
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