Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes southern Iran

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average.

Published: 06th November 2019 02:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2019 02:53 PM   |  A+A-

The US Geological Survery put the quake's magnitude at 5.3.

By PTI

TEHRAN: A magnitude 5 earthquake has struck southern Iran.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center says the 5.5 magnitude quake struck at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday in Iran, some 125 kilometers or about 77 miles west of the port city of Bandar Abbas.

It said the temblor struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles. The US Geological Survery put the quake's magnitude at 5.3.

Iranian state TV described the quake as a magnitude 5.4 but offered no reports of injuries or damage.

A magnitude 5 earthquake can cause considerable damage. Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average.

In 2003, a magnitude 6. 6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

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