Wednesday, February 28, 2024

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran, killing 3 and injuring 19

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According to Iran’s official news agency (IRNA), three people were killed in a 6-magnitude earthquake in southern Iran early Saturday morning.

In addition, 19 people were injured as a result of the earthquake that struck the southern province of Hormoskan, and it was particularly felt by the residents of Saye Kosh village.

The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake occurred in an area 100 km southwest of Bandar Abbas port.

In November 2021, two earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 6 on the Richter scale in Hormouzkan province killed one person.

Covering an area of ​​more than 1.6 million square kilometers, with a population of about 83 million, Iran is located on several major tectonic plates and crosses many faults and geological faults within its borders, making it vulnerable to frequent seismic activity.

The deadliest earthquake of the past three decades was before 1990, when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the north of the country killed 40,000 people, injured 300,000 and displaced half a million people.

In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Kerman province (southeast) and killed at least 31,000 people in the ancient city of Bam – including its famous citadel built of smooth bricks.


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