Light earthquake hits south of Iran
September 16 2018 10:05 AM
Jannat Shahr


An earthquake measuring 4 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Jannat Shahr in southern Province of Fars in Iran early Sunday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred in an area located at 28.74 degrees latitude and 54.92 degrees longitude and in the depth of 10 km underground.

No report on possible damage to life or properties has been released yet, Iran's (IRNA) news agency reported.

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted last Friday Hajdak village in Rawr province in Kerman, southeast of Iran.

Last year on November 12, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Ozgoleh region in Kermanshah Province of western Iran more than 620 people died and about 12,000 were injured.

Iran sits on major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries. (QNA)

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