Axar.az
UP
21 February 2018


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.

Axar.az 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.

Date
2017.07.24 / 12:24
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Putin believes Nord Stream 2 project to be implemented

YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorist groups shell southern Turkey

Hamas: Palestinian legislator subjected to Israel torture

10 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in Turkey

E. Ghouta: Syrian regime attacks kill 25 more civilians

Iraqi smugglers killed by Daesh in Syria: Army source

Israeli settlements surged in 2017 thanks to Trump

Train station in Berlin evacuated over suspicious package

US accusations against Russia in Ghouta groundless

Presidential aide: Turkey owes no explanation for Afrin

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla