6.4-magnitude earthquake kills 1 person in Iran
(MENAFN) According to state TV, a utility pole fell in Iran as a result of an earthquake in the coastal city of Bandar Abbas and killed one individual on Sunday afternoon.
Based on the Iranian Seismological Center, the 6.4-magnitude quake occurred at 15:37 p.m. domestic time (1207 GMT) at a latitude of 26.8 degrees to the north and a longitude of 55.9 degrees to the east, and at a depth of 18 km.
Not more than two minutes later, nearly as powerful 6.3-magnitude aftershock happened at a latitude of 27.6 degrees to the north and a longitude of 56.1 degrees, at a depth of 15 km.
Iran’s state TV reported, many locals in the city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province, hurried out of their homes into the streets to evade from probable downfall of constructions.
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