Southern Iran Shaken by Moderate Earthquake


A moderate earthquake struck southern Iran on Saturday, causing tremors felt by residents. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor registered a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 27.684 degrees north latitude and 56.125 degrees east longitude, placing it in a relatively remote area. While the specific details of any damage or injuries are not yet available, earthquakes of this magnitude are typically unlikely to cause widespread destruction.

However, it’s important to remember that earthquakes can still be disruptive events, even at moderate levels. Residents in the affected area may have experienced shaking and potential power outages. It’s crucial to stay informed about any official updates or advisories issued by local authorities in the aftermath of such events.


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