Two earthquakes occurred on Sunday in southern Iran in the Hormozgan province. At least one person was killed and many residents had to leave their homes, Iranian state television reported.
The earthquakes took place near the port city of Bandar-e Abbas. The two quakes followed each other 90 seconds apart, the Iranian national seismological service said.
The first quake occurred at 15.37 local time (13.07 in Poland) and had a magnitude of 6.4, the second was 6.3 – it has been announced.
One person was killed
The fatal victim of the quake is a 22-year-old man whose electric pole has collapsed in the city of Bandar-e Abbas, the head of the Iranian Red Cross, Mehdi Valipour, reported on Iranian television.
As a result of the shock, one person was injured and many were traumatized and taken to hospital, it was reported.
– The earthquake was felt in several Iranian cities in the Hormozgan province – said the state representative on Iranian television.
Iran is located on the border of several tectonic plates, making it in a zone with a strong seismic activity, notes the French agency AFP.
Main photo source: USGS