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1 killed, 17 injured in M6.2 quake in southern Iran

English.news.cn   2013-05-11 18:28:16            

TEHRAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and 17 people injured when an earthquake jolted southern Iran early Saturday, general director of Crisis Management of Hormozgan province was quoted as saying by semi-official Mehr news agency.

The earthquake in Bashagard city in Hormozgan province led to the disruption of water and power networks in the surrounding villages, according to Hossein Ranjbar.

Also, the roads leading to some of the villages have been blocked, and the rescue and relief operations are underway to resolve the problems, added Ranjbar.

The 6.2-magnitude quake occurred at 06:38 a.m. local time (0208 GMT), with the epicenter located in a mountainous area 97 km from Jask city, Hormozgan province, at a depth of 15 km, according to the Iranian Seismological Center.

Another Hormozgan official, Ali Bahrami, told ISNA news agency that some 70 villages and 400 buildings have been destroyed in the quake.

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5.6-magnitude quake hits southern Iran -- USGS

BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted southern Iran at 00:07:04 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 25.00 km, was initially determined to be at 26.7663 degrees north latitude and 57.7685 degrees east longitude. Full story

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Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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