5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
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.