POST Online Media Lite Edition


5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes southwestern Iran

Staff Writer |
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Iran on Wednesday morning, Tehran University’s Seismology Center announced.

Article continues below

According to a statement, the quake hit the city of Sisakht, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) south of the capital Tehran, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province, at 08:38 (0408GMT) local time from an underground depth of eight kilometers.

No official statements have been issued on casualties or losses.

As it sits along fault lines, Iran sees frequent earthquakes, including a 7.2-magnitude temblor in western Iran last November that led to more than 600 deaths.

What to read next

5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Iran
Armenia hit by 3.3-magnitude earthquake
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines