Earthquake Of 5.2 Magnitude In Southeastern Iran Injures At Least 23

Earthquake Of 5.2 Magnitude In Southeastern Iran Injures At Least 23

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Kerman in Iran injuring at the least 23 (representational)

Ankara:  A day after a lethal tremor hit Tehran, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 rocked Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Thursday and at the least 23 individuals had been injured, state TV stated.

Rescue groups had been dispatched to the city of Kouhbanan, the epicentre of the most recent quake, it stated. No deaths had been reported.

“Electrical energy has been reduce off within the city… Some homes had been broken,” a neighborhood official advised TV.

The semi-official ILNA information company stated many residents rushed out of their homes in Kouhbanan fearing extra tremors after round seven aftershocks following the 20:34 native time (1704 GMT) quake. 

“I’m urging individuals to stay calm. The climate is so chilly and we’d like tents… nonetheless we do not have a transparent thought about doable fatalities and the precise variety of wounded individuals,” Kouhbanan’s police chief Mohsen Seifouri advised the semi-official Fars information company.

Nonetheless, a neighborhood official stated there have been no casualties.

“A number of rescue groups are within the quake-hit space and happily we had no casualties,” deputy head of Kerman province’s disaster administration headquarter Mostafa Ayatollahi-Mousavi advised the semi-official Tasnim information company.

A number of robust quakes hit Kerman province on December 12, leaving dozens of individuals injured and damaging homes.

On Wednesday night time, a quake of magnitude 5.2 struck a city close to the capital Tehran, killing two individuals and injuring 117.

Criss-crossed by a number of main geological fault strains, Iran is among the world’s most quake-prone international locations. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake in Kerman province killed 31,000 individuals and flattened the traditional metropolis of Bam.

© Thomson Reuters 2017

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