Iran Earthquake Kills at Least 3, State TV Says

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At the very least three individuals had been killed by an earthquake in southern Iran early Saturday morning, state tv reported.

“Sadly thus far we’ve had three deaths and eight wounded,” Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, the top of emergency administration for Hormozgan Province on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast, mentioned within the report.

Iranian media mentioned the quake had a magnitude of 6.1, whereas the European-Mediterranean Seismological Middle put it at 6.0. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, or simply over six miles, the European monitoring group mentioned. Tremors had been felt in Dubai within the United Arab Emirates.

Main geological fault strains crisscross Iran, which has suffered a number of devastating earthquakes in recent times.

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