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Tehran, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck a province in southern Iran on Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30, Iranian media reported.

According to Iran's state-run IRNA News, the quake 22 km (14 miles) northeast of Kish Island in Hormozgan Province occurred at 8:07 am local time and was 22 km deep (22 km deep). It occurred at 14 miles). agency.

IRNA quoted Mostafa Nadealinejad, director of Kish Island Hospital, as saying that four people had broken bones due to a fall. One person fell from the third floor of the building and had a concussion, a broken bone, and bleeding.

"Despite having surgery in the operating room, the person died of serious injury," said Nadealinejad.

Nadealinejad said most of the 31 injured were slightly injured when trying to escape the area.

Located in the Persian Gulf, Kish Island is 1,025 km south of Tehran. According to officials, it has been shaken several times by weak earthquakes in the last 10 days.

Iran is located on a major seismic fault and experiences an average of once-daily earthquakes. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.