4.6-Richter quake jolts Bastak in southern Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale has hit the vicinity of the city of Bastak on the borders of Hormozgan and Fars provinces, southern Iran.

According to Iran’s Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred at 07:54 a.m. local time (GMT+3:30) on Sunday at a depth of 15 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was located 30 km from Kuhij, Hormozgan province, at 27.34 degrees latitude (north) and 54.15 degrees longitude (east).

Iran Red Crescent Society’s personnel have been dispatched to the quake-hit areas to assess the situation.

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