At least 5 killed, 44 injured in 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Iran

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A man clears debris after an earthquake in the village of Saih Khosh in Hormozgan province, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of the capital, Tehran, Iran, Saturday, July 2, 2022.

At least five people were killed and 44 were injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran on Saturday, local media reported.

The report further said that the epicenter of the quake is the village of Saih Khosh in Hormozgan province, about 1000 km south of the capital Tehran. Official reports said that rescue teams have been deployed near the spot.

The report said the quake was felt in several neighboring countries. People took to the streets as tremors continued in the area after the morning quake, which also damaged buildings and infrastructure.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. In 2017, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck western Iran, killing more than 600 people and injuring more than 9,000.

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