5.4 mag­ni­tude earth­quake jolts south­ern Iran

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Ira­nian state TV is re­port­ing a strong 5.4 mag­ni­tude earth­quake has led to a power out­age in a re­mote area in the coun­try’s south. The quake that struck at around 10 p.m. lo­cal time on Sun­day jolted the Sirch vil­lage in the south­ern prov­ince of Ker­man, some 1,100 kilo­me­tres south of the cap­i­tal, Tehran. The re­port said telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions were not pos­si­ble due to the earth­quake. Iran is prone to daily quakes as it sits on many ma­jor fault lines. In 2003, a 6.6 mag­ni­tude quake flat­tened the his­toric city of Bam, killing 26,000 peo­ple.

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