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  • Based on Iran’s state media, the quake injured 5 folks.
  • The ten-kilometre deep quake hit 27 kilometres northwest of the port metropolis of Genaveh at 11:11 am native time.
  • The minor injury to Genaveh’s water, electrical energy, telecommunication and fuel infrastructure has been repaired.

TEHRAN: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale Sunday hit Iran’s southwestern Bushehr province, which homes a nuclear energy plant, injuring 5 folks however inflicting no main injury, state media mentioned.

The ten-kilometre (six-mile) deep quake hit 27 kilometres northwest of the port metropolis of Genaveh at 11:11 am native time (0641 GMT) and was felt in close by provinces, Iran’s seismological company mentioned.

State information company IRNA reported that the quake and several other aftershocks induced energy blackouts and minimize cellphone traces close by however induced “no damage” on the Bushehr nuclear advanced about 100 kilometres away.

“The minor damage to Genaveh´s water, electricity, telecommunication and gas infrastructure has been repaired,” the pinnacle of the province´s disaster administration advised IRNA.

Iran sits astride the boundaries of a number of main tectonic plates and experiences frequent seismic exercise.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake in southeastern Iran levelled the traditional mud-brick metropolis of Bam and killed not less than 31,000 folks.

Iran´s deadliest quake was a 7.4-magnitude tremor in 1990 that killed 40,000 folks within the north, injured 300,000 and left half one million homeless.

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