5.2 magnitude quake hits southwest Iran, injures dozens

TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province in southwest Iran injuring dozens.

The epicenter of the powerful earthquake was Sisakht which is a city and capital of Dana County in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

According to the head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Pir Hossein Kolivand, the earthquake struck at 8:38’ local time on Wednesday morning and so far has injured at least 43 people.

Meanwhile, rescuers and emergency teams have been dispatched to the quake-hit area, while it has been reported that many buildings are damaged in the provincial capital Yasuj 35 km away from Sisakht.

Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major faults that cover at least 90% of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive. Contents. 

A deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Kermanshah Province in northwest Iran near the border with Iraq last November leaving hundreds dead and injuring thousands.

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