5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.7, according to the Richter scale, shook Iran on Saturday morning, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center indicated that the epicenter of the earthquake was in the southern region of Iran, at a depth of 8 km below the earth’s surface.

This is the second time that earthquakes have hit Iran in two weeks.

On June 15, 3 earthquakes hit the Iranian island of Kish, which was felt by residents from different regions of the Persian Gulf.

According to the US Geological Survey, two 4.7-magnitude earthquakes, followed by a 5.3-degree tremor off an island near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran announced that there was no direct damage from the earthquakes, according to the Associated Press.

It is worth noting that Iran is on major faults and suffers one media of one earthquake a day.