Saturday, July 2, 2022

3 killed in strong earthquakes in Iran

At least three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded when a magnitude-6.1 earthquake jolted the Hormozgan province of Iran early Saturday, according to media reports.

The quake struck at 2.02 a.m. local time, said Iran’s semi-official media outlet, Fars News Agency.

The tremor, whose epicenter was located in the village of Sayehus, was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and inflicted heavy damage on the village and surrounding settlements.

Fifteen aftershocks were recorded minutes after the initial quake, including one of magnitude-6.1 and another at 6.3, said the news agency.

   Mw 6.1
Date time    2022-07-01 21:32:07.7 UTC
Location    26.87 N ; 55.23 E
Depth    10 km
Distances    110 km WSW of Bandar Abbas, Iran / pop: 352,000 / local time: 02:02:07.7 2022-07-02
49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran / pop: 22,700 / local time: 02:02:07.7 2022-07-02

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