Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Iran - GulfToday

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Iran


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Gulf Today Report 

At least one person got injured after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran on Sunday, followed by at least three moderate-strength aftershocks, state TV reported.

The media shared mobile phone pictures of collapsed walls and cracked homes in the area of the port city of Bandar Genaveh, the temblor's epicentre. Including a video showing landslides in nearby foothills


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After the magnitude 5.9 quake, three aftershocks of a magnitude 4 followed, the report added.

The quake was some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. There was no immediate report on the plant, though the facility was constructed to withstand earthquakes up to magnitude 8.

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

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