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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck 57km northwest of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran.

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, but it is unlikely.

Towns or cities close to the epicenter of the quake most likely felt a weak to moderate shaking. These include Bandar-e Lengeh (pop. 22,800) located 61 km from the epicenter, Kīsh (pop. 20,900) 74 km away, and Gerāsh (pop. 25,300) 83 km away.

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