Iran Quake: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has shaken southern Iran, killing at least five people and injuring 19 others

Iran quake Today: The quake struck about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of the city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province, the USGS statement said.

TEHRAN: At least five people were killed and 19 injured in a powerful earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday morning, state news agency IRNA reported.
The 6.0-magnitude quake struck about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of the town of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 5.7 One minute after the quake, the quake struck.

The governor of Hormozgan, Mahdi Dosti, said the quake killed five people and injured 19 others, according to the IRNA.

Dosti said most of the damage took place in the village of Sayeh Khost near the center.

A previous earthquake in November of last year killed at least one person when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the region of Hormozgan.

Located at the edge of several tectonic plates and across various fault lines, Iran is the epicenter of strong seismic activity.

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The deadliest earthquake in Iran was a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck in 1990, killing 40,000 people in the north of the country.