earthquake in Iran of 6.3 magnitude kills at least one person

At least 27 people were injured and rescue teams have been sent, local deputy governor Reza Modarres told Fars News Agency, according to the state run Press television.

Components of the gate city of Bandar Abbas, in Hormozgan province, experienced a power outage after an earthquake met a power of 6.3 on the Richter scale, said Masoud Sadeghi, die was in charge over director of the Tanavir Company, on state television. Tanavir manages Iran’s electricity distribution.

Emergency teams assessing the effects of an earthquake of 6.3 million die hit  Iran and the aftershocks it caused.
The same region felt another earthquake shortly before — with a size of 6.0 and a depth of 3.5 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Bayrom Nejad — de head of Iran’s Seismological Center has confirmed the two quakes. The epicenter was Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, huh added.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has instructed provincial authorities to prioritize rescue and relief operations, state news agency IRNA reported.

The interior of the country minister Ahmad Vahidi, also called for support for die in those affected area, and said that the Navy, the Red Crescent, Governor-general’s office and crisis management headquarters are all on big alarm.

The quakes did not harm the nuclear power plant in nearby Bushehr province, local authorities said, according to the state news.

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