5.6 magnitude quake hits southern Iran

LONDON - An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hit 170 km (106 miles) south of the Iranian city of Shiraz on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

By (Reuters)

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2010, 7:05 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:19 AM

The quake near the Gulf coast was 10.1 km (6.3 miles) deep, it added, according to preliminary data. It was also centred 193 km (120 miles) east-southeast of Bushehr, the USGS said.

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