Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Iran

November 14, 2021 - 16:27

TEHRAN - An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Fin county, southern Hormozgan Province, at 15:37 local time on Sunday, leaving one dead and three injured so far, ISNA reported.

The tremor occurred at a depth of 15 kilometers and was also felt in the neighboring province of Kerman as well as Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, the Institute of Geophysics, affiliated with the University of Tehran, reported. 

A number of houses in rural areas of Fin have been damaged. There were also reports of power and telecommunication outages in some parts of Hormozgan.

According to regional media, the force of the quake was so strong that tremors measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale could be felt across the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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