Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and 5.8 in the south-east Iran


MOSCOW, Jan. 27 — RIA Novosti. Two powerful earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and 5.8 occurred with a difference of 30 minutes on Thursday in south-eastern Iran, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the first earthquake, recorded at 10.32 local time (10.02 MSK), is located 100 kilometers south-east of the province of Kerman is located in the city of Bam. Hearth tremors occur at depths 54.8 kilometers.

After about half an hour, 12.08 local time (11.38 MSK), in the same area was re earthquake. The epicenter of earthquake was located 120 kilometers south-east of the city of Bam, the earthquake lies at a depth of 17.3 kilometers.

On the possible victims, casualties or damage were reported.

In turn, Iranian news agency FARS reported, referring to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, which had three earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.1, 4.0 and 3.1, respectively. Earthquakes have been recorded at 10.32, 10.48 and 11.14 local time.

Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone regions of the world, there is almost every ten years an earthquake with magnitude greater than 7.0. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in the city of Bam, located in Kerman province in December 2003 killed more than 31 thousand people, and about 42 thousand were injured. The ancient city of Bam, and the famous fortress was almost completely destroyed and is still not fully recovered.

RIA Novosti

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