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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran, 5 Injured: Report

Iran’s deadliest quake was a 7.4-magnitude tremor in 1990 that killed 40,000 folks.


A 5.9-magnitude earthquake Sunday hit Iran’s southwestern Bushehr province, which homes a nuclear energy plant, injuring 5 folks however inflicting no main harm, state media stated.

The 10-kilometre (six mile) deep quake hit 27 kilometres northwest of the port metropolis of Genaveh at 11:11 am native time (0641 GMT) and was felt in close by provinces, Iran’s seismological company stated.

State information company IRNA reported that the quake and several other aftershocks triggered energy blackouts and lower cellphone traces close by however triggered “no damage” on the Bushehr nuclear complicated about 100 kilometres away.

“The minor damage to Genaveh’s water, electricity, telecommunication and gas infrastructure has been repaired,” the top of the province’s disaster administration informed IRNA.

Iran sits astride the boundaries of a number of main tectonic plates and experiences frequent seismic exercise.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake in southeastern Iran levelled the traditional mud-brick metropolis of Bam and killed a minimum of 31,000 folks.

Iran’s deadliest quake was a 7.4-magnitude tremor in 1990 that killed 40,000 folks within the north, injured 300,000 and left half 1,000,000 homeless.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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