According to official media, an early-morning Saturday earthquake in southern Iran with a magnitude of 6.1 killed at least five people. The region was also struck by two further powerful quakes with a magnitude of up to 6.3.
On Iran’s Gulf coast, in the province of Hormozgan, the chief of emergency management, Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, said, “Five people have perished in the earthquake, and so far 12 are hospitalized.” “Rescue operations have been completed, and we are now offering tents as temporary housing.”
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake and a magnitude 6.1 earthquake were reported to have occurred after the 6.1 earthquake that destroyed the Sayeh Khosh village close to Iran’s Gulf coast. More than a dozen aftershocks occurred.
Foad Moradzadeh, governor of Bandar Lengeh province, was quoted by the state news agency IRNA as saying, “All of the victims died in the first earthquake and no one was wounded in the next two severe quakes as everyone were already outside their homes.”
Iran is crisscrossed by significant geological fault lines, and in recent years, there have been numerous disastrous earthquakes there. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in the Kerman province in 2003 destroyed the historic city of Bam and killed 31,000 people.