11 December 2017

Strong quake breaches walls in southeast Iran

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has hit Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman, causing only material damage in two villages without casualties. reports citing Press TV.

The tremor struck at around 10 p.m. local time on Sunday and its epicenter was placed about 12 kilometers of the village of Sirch at the depth of 10 kilometers.

Reza Fallah, CEO of the Iranian Red Crescent Society's Kerman Province, said the earthquake had left no casualties, adding that the situation was under control.

Meanwhile, Seyyed Hamid Jamaleddini, the society's spokesman, said seven relief teams had been dispatched to the quake-hit areas to assess the scale of the damage.

The quake caused some adobe walls to collapse in two villages and temporarily cut electricity supply, he said. Aid workers were on hand in Kerman’s nearby provinces of Yazd and Sistan and Baluchestan.

Additionally, two 2.7 and 2.8 magnitude aftershocks were recorded in Sirch with a third 1.9 magnitude one in the Kerman city of Golbaf.

Iran experiences frequent earthquakes as it sits on many major fault lines.

2017.07.24 / 12:24
See also

EU members move closer to new defense union

Despite imminent ISIS defeat jihadists returning 'home'

Indonesians burn US flags in Jerusalem protests

Explosion reported near port authority in New York city

'End of nuclear weapons or end of us'

Putin and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East tensions

The judge did not accept the prosecutor's claim - Live

Saakashvili sings Georgian anthem in courtroom - Video

Syrian president Assad thanks Russian pilots

Russia ready to lift restrictions on 'foreign agent' media

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla