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World Iran says 5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes its south

02:56  22 october  2019
02:56  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Authorities in Iran say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 . 6 has shaken the country's south . Officials say the earthquake Monday struck You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Iran says 5 . 6 magnitude earthquake strikes

Authorities in Iran say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 . 6 has shaken the country's south . Officials say the earthquake Monday struck near Kukherd, a city in Iran 's Hormozgan province. Kukherd is some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Iran 's capital, Tehran.

Authorities in Iran say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has shaken the country's south. © Courtesy: USGS Authorities in Iran say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has shaken the country's south. Authorities in Iran say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has shaken the country's south.

Officials say the earthquake Monday struck near Kukherd, a city in Iran's Hormozgan province. Kukherd is some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Iran's capital, Tehran.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

State TV described the depth of the temblor at 10 kilometres (6 miles). It offered no other immediate information.

Some in tall towers in the Emirati city of Dubai, lying across the Persian Gulf from Iran, said they felt the earthquake.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average.

In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

Second powerful quake hits South Philippines .
A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on Thursday sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings. The 6.5 magnitude quake hit the island of Mindanao, the US Geological Survey said, in the same area where a strong tremor killed at least six people on Tuesday.Frightened residents ran to safety as the strong shaking hit just as businesses and classes opened for the day."Everyone rushed outside," said Reuel Limbungan, mayor of the Tulunan town, which was once again near the epicenter. "It was as strong as the previous one.

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