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At least five people died after an earthquake in southern Iran

(CNN)A series of earthquakes in southern Iran on Saturday killed at least five people and injured 44. .. National semi-official FARS news agency.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) website, four separate earthquakes were recorded near the southern port city of Bandarelenge, including a magnitude 6.1 registered earthquake. .. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center also recorded a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in southern Iran. The FARS reported that 12 villages in Hormozgan Province around

were damaged.

Most of the damage occurred in the village of Sayehkhosh, where many homes were destroyed, Iran's national media outlet IRNA reported, citing local officials.

Officials said the earthquake caused power outages in five villages.

"Currently, 75 rescue and emergency teams are present in the quake-affected areas using 12 active vehicles," Iran's Red Crescent said. Tsukisha said on Twitter.

CNN staff may feel shaking in the United Arab Emirates, according to field reports.

Other affected countries include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and Afghanistan, according to the USGS.

This area is known for seismic activity, and the USGS is included in the update that the "seismic sequence" reported in the last few hours is "relatively common."

At leastpeople have diedafter a series of earthquakes in southern Iran last November.