DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Fars province in southern Iran on Sunday, Iranian state TV reported.
There have been no speedy stories of fatalities or injury within the space of the quake, which was centred close to the city of Khesht, in response to the semi-official Fars information company.
Iranian state media mentioned the quake, felt in a number of cities and cities within the province, struck at a depth of 11 km (6.6 miles) at 07:00 p.m. native time (1430 GMT).
“At the very least 4 rescue groups have been dispatched to the quake-hit space and hospitals in close by cities are on alert,” a neighborhood official informed state TV.
Crisscrossed by main fault strains, the Islamic Republic is among the most earthquake-prone nations on the earth. In 2003 a magnitude 6.6 quake in Kerman province killed 31,000 individuals and flattened the traditional metropolis of Bam.
Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Modifying by Hugh Lawson
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