At least three killed as quake with magnitude of 6.0 hits Southern Iran
It struck just a minute after a 5.7 magnitude hit the Ritcher scale. In its preliminary assessment, the USGS said that there was a low likelihood of damage but that some casualties were possible. The impact of the quake should be relatively localized, it said. In last year's earthquake, one person was killed when Hormozgan province was hit by twin 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes.
Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.0 Rocks Southern Iran
A shallow 6.0 magnitude quake shook southern Iran early Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, revising down its initial measurement. The quake hit 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province, the USGS said.