Early Saturday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquakein southern Irankilled at least five people, state media reported. After that, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of up to 6.3.
"The earthquake has killed five people and has hospitalized 12 so far," Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, head of emergency management in Hormozgan Province, on the Gulf of Iran, told state television. "Rescue operations have been carried out and we are currently providing tents as emergency housing."
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State Communications IRNA Announces Magnitude Following the 6.1 quake that flattened the village of Sayeh Khosh near the Gulf of Iran, 6.3 Earthquake and magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred. There were more than a dozen aftershocks.
"All victims died in the first earthquake, and people were damaged in the next two severe earthquakes. Never. Foad Moradzadeh, Governor of the Bandarelengue State, said it was quoted by the state news agency IRNA.
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A major geological fault line across Iran that has been hit by several catastrophic earthquakes in recent years. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Kerman, killing 31,000 people and flattening the ancient city of Bam.
(Report by Mrinmay Dey in Dubai Newsroom and Bangalore, edited by Chris Reese, Sandra Maler, Kenneth Maxwell)
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