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


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 tqo earthquakes, once them at a 6.3-magnitude, close to the city of Bandar Abbas, according to a report from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The first earthquake is reported to have struck around 39 miles northwest of Bandar Abbas. It emerged from a depth of 10km beneath the earth’s surface, was upgraded from a preliminary magnitude of 6.0.  

A second earthquake is understood to have hit the same area about a minute later.

A number of homes are understood to have been destroyed but it is not known if there were any casualties. 

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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