4.2-Richter quake jolts southern Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) – An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit Qaleh Qazi city, in Hormozgan province a few minutes ago.

According to Iran’s Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred at 15:12 local time at the depth of 13 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 56.26 degrees longitude and 27.46 degrees latitude.

No casualties or damages have been reported yet, while rescue teams have been immediately dispatched to the affected areas to assess the situation.

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