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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Southern Iran.

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Minutes ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake 60 km northwest of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran at a shallow depth of 10km.

Since the earthquake has just occurred, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Yesterday another earthquake struck Iran but was not as strong as this one. Today’s earthquake was felt by a number of towns or cities close to the epicenter of the quake. The earthquake was felt as far away as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and also Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. More details to follow.

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