IRAN: A powerful earthquake that hit southern Iran early on Saturday morning left at least five people dead and 19 injured, according to the reports.
According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Bandar Abbas, a port city in Hormozgan province. After a 5.7 tremor, the earthquake struck immediately.
The quakes, according to Hormozgan Governor Mahdi Dosti, left 19 people injured and five dead
Dosti claimed that Sayeh Khost, a community near the epicenter, sustained most of the damage.
When twin earthquakes with magnitudes 6.4 and 6.3 struck Hormozgan province in November of last year, one person died.
Iran is a region with high seismic activity since it is situated on the edge of many tectonic plates and crosses several fault lines.
The 7.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked Iran in 1990 and killed 40,000 people in the north of the country was the country’s deadliest ever.
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