State TV: 2 moderate quakes jolt southern Iran, 1 died
It said the magnitudes were 6.4 and 6.3 and the heaviest temblor struck at a depth of 18 kilometers about 11 miles.The epicenter is located some 60 kilometers some 36 miles southwest of Bandar Abas port in Hormozgan province.There was no immediate report of damages. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.
- Iran Islamic Rep
Iran's Seismological Center said that the quakes struck Qeshm island in the Strait of Hormuz in midafternoon, about 1000 kilometers (640 miles) south of the Iranian capital of Tehran. It said the magnitudes were 6.4 and 6.3 and the heaviest temblor struck at a depth of 18 kilometers (about 11 miles).
There was no immediate report of damages. The USGS report set the earthquakes at magnitudes of 6 and 6.3.
Raisi also urged all responsible bodies to take care people who suffered injuries and damages.
The report said assessment teams had deployed to analyze the situation.
Iranian social media carried photos of damage from the quakes, including one of a wall that had collapsed on a car.
Iran lies on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.
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