The epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake Tuesday was near the cities of Khash and Sarafan in the southeastern province of Baluchistan. Iran state TV reported 40 dead, but  hundreds are feared to have lost their ives. Tremors were felt across Pakistan in Karachi and Quetta, in India and the Gulf. Offices were evacuated in Abu Dhabi and Delhi.
On April 10, at least 37 people were killed and 850 wounded in the earthquake that struck near Iran’s only nuclear reactor at Bushehr.