Iran is struck by 6.3-magnitufde earthquake

Iran is struck by 6.3-magnitufde earthquake that is felt as far away as Dubai and Saudi Arabia

  • A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Iran, near city of Bandar Abbas
  • The quake, from a depth of 10km, was upgraded from preliminary 6.0 magnitude
  • It was felt as far as Saudi Arabia and Dubai in the UAE, according to social media 

Southern Iran has been struck by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, close to the city of Bandar Abbas, according to a report from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The quake, which emerged from a depth of 10km beneath the earth’s surface, was upgraded from a preliminary magnitude of 6.0.

Reports of aftershocks have come from as far as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, with scores of people taking to social media.

Other affected countries include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan.

‘The quake was felt in several southern Iranian cities in the Hormozgan province,’ a local official said.

State TV also say that two further earthquakes rocked the area while rescue teams were on the ground.

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