Magnitude 5.9 quake hits western Iran

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, hours two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.7 and 5.7 struck Hormozgan province in the south, state television reported.

State media said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage but said the two earlier earthquakes had damaged buildings in a few villages without causing casualties.

Regarding the two earlier quakes, Morteza Salimi, head of rescue at Iran’s Red Crescent, told the official news agency IRNA: “Reports indicate that some walls have collapsed, but extensive damage has not been reported.”

Iran is crisscrossed by major geological fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

Last November, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit western Iran, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands.

Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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