Iran General NewsQuake measuring 5.1 hits south of Iran - agency

Quake measuring 5.1 hits south of Iran – agency

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Reuters: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit southern Iran late on Friday, official news agency IRNA said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit southern Iran late on Friday, official news agency IRNA said.

IRNA said the quake shook an area near southern provinces of Fars and Bushehr but did not say whether any damage was caused.

Iran, the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, is criss-crossed by faultlines and often experiences earthquakes.

In 2008 a magnitude 6.1 quake struck Bandar Abbas, on the mainland near Qeshm island, killing at least seven people and injuring 40, 15 of them on Qeshm.

An earthquake in 2003 flattened the desert citadel city of Bam and killed 31,000 people.

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