Well, I certainly had no idea. That is, until an Iranian-American friend/co-worker of mine called to chat this morning, and also to share her frustration that it wasn’t covered on the news. She didn’t find out until some family in Iran called.
I also didn’t see anything about it, even though I wasn’t exactly glued to the news all weekend…I would still expect a disaster like this to pop up on my radar.
I was able to find an article about it easily enough, but just scanning newd pages’ (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) “World” sections, I didn’t find anything.
My friend’s assertion is that if this had been another country…Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Borneo…anywhere…it would have been covered prominently.
I hate to say that I think she’s correct.