5.1 magnitude quake hits southern Iran

The quake struck at around 9:45 am, UAE time and was centred 66 kilometres (41 miles) south of Qeshm by the Strait of Hormuz, the US Geological Survey said.



By (AFP)

Published: Tue 27 May 2014, 2:17 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:33 AM

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook a southern Iranian city on Tuesday, US seismologists said, with the tremor felt as far away as Dubai but with no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake struck at around 9:45 am, UAE time and was centred 66 kilometres (41 miles) south of Qeshm by the Strait of Hormuz, the US Geological Survey said.

Iran’s official IRNA news agency put the quake’s magnitude slightly higher at 5.2 and said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage.

The quake also shook the larger port city of Bandar Abbas and was felt across parts of the UAE, where residential and office towers shook for around 10 seconds.

Iran stands on several seismic fault lines.


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