5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran; 51 injured

    A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck a remote, mountainous region in southern Iran on Wednesday, injuring at least 51 people and disrupting power and communication lines, state media reported.

    31 of those injured were transferred to hospital and 20 others were treated on site, Mojtaba Khaledi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

    According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 8:38 hours local time (4:08 GMT) in an area located at the depth of 8km underground.

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    Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. Also on Sunday, a 5.3-Richter quake rattled the area, as result of which 54 people were injured.

     

    Source Credit: IRNA 

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