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A 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Bushehr, Iran.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a 5.5-magnitude earthquake 43 km north of Borazjan, Bushehr, Iran at a shallow depth of 10km. Bushehr is the site of one of Iran’s nuclear reactors.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quakes might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people living close to the epicenter. Towns or cities that might have felt the quake include Borazjan (pop. 86,100) located 43 km from the epicenter, Bandar-e Genāveh (pop. 52,800) 53 km away, Kāzerūn (pop. 94,500) 57 km away, and Nūrābād (pop. 64,000) 70 km away, Buschehr (pop. 165,400) located 77 km from the epicenter, and Dogonbadan (pop. 94,600) 85 km away.

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