Iran rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

At least 60 people injured and power cut after major earthquake struck Iran’s Ilam province, according to state media.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck a remote area in western Iran, leaving dozens injured and causing considerable damage.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit 36km southeast of the western city of Abdanan, in Ilam province, close the border with Iraq.

USGS said the quake struck at 02:32 GMT on Monday, and its epicentre was at a depth of 10km.

Iran’s state news agency, IRNA, reported at least 60 injuries and said aftershocks could also be felt in three provinces including Ilam, Lorestan and Khuzestan.

The local governor, Mohammad Reza Morvarid, said an unspecified number of people had been injured but residents were prepared following minor quakes in the area on Sunday.

“Many people have been injured and many buildings have been damaged,” he told the Associated Press news agency.

Water, electricity, and telephone lines in Abdanan, were reportedly cut and TV footage showed destroyed houses, buildings and cars in the city.

Iran sits on a series of seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran and neighbouring Pakistan, killing 40 people.

In 2003, about 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude-6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam.

About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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