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27 Dec, 2019 02:18

5.1 quake strikes 50km off Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant – USGS

5.1 quake strikes 50km off Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant – USGS

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Iran’s southern coast, centered just 53 kilometers east of Bushehr nuclear plant, the US Geological Survey reports.

The relatively shallow quake, which could potentially cause considerable damage, struck around 5:23am local time. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Iran is crossed by several major faults lines, making it one of the most seismically active areas in the world. Just last month, at least five people were killed and dozens injured in a 5.9-magnitude quake that struck Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.

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