Iran has been hit by a 6.3-magnitude quake that has been felt as far away as Dubai and Saudi Arabia
- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran near the city of Bandar Abbas
- The earthquake, at a depth of 10 km, was upgraded from an initial magnitude of 6.0.
- According to social media, it was felt in the UAE as far as Saudi Arabia and Dubai
South Iran According to a report by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), there have been two earthquakes, one of 6.3-magnitude, close to the city of Bandar Abbas.
The first earthquake occurred about 39 miles northwest of Bandar Abbas. It emerged from a depth of 10 km below Earth’s surface and was upgraded to an initial magnitude of 6.0.
A second earthquake is believed to have struck the same area about a minute later.
Several houses are reported to have been destroyed, but it is not known whether there were any casualties.
Footage from near the epicenter of the quake, 39 miles northwest of Bandar Abbas, shows clouds of dust forming over the mountain range.
A map from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows the location of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Bandar Abbas, Iran.
There have also been reports of aftershocks from Dubai Saudi Arab, with scores of people on social media.
According to the Dutch news agency, the Iranian Red Crescent said, “The situation in Hormozgan province was declared red and assessment teams were sent to the area to estimate potential damage.” bno news,
He said around 6,200 people lived within a 15-km radius of the quake’s epicenter.
Other affected countries include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.
“The quake was felt in several southern Iranian cities in Hormozgan province,” a local official said.
State TV also says two more earthquakes shook the area while rescue teams were on the ground.