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Magnitude 5.2 Temblor Hits Southwest Iran

Magnitude 5.2 Temblor Hits  Southwest IranMagnitude 5.2 Temblor Hits  Southwest Iran

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province southwest of Iran on Wednesday morning, injuring more than fifty people. It occurred at 8:38 a.m. local time and its epicenter was eight km deep, 10 km away from the city of Sisakht and 19 km from the provincial capital Yasuj, ISNA reported. There were no reports of loss of life. “The quake of magnitude 5.2 has left more than fifty injured, twenty of whom have been treated as outpatients and the remainder have been hospitalized,” said an official at the office of the province’s governor general. Expert teams have been sent to the site of the quake to assess the damage, he said. “No fatalities have been reported yet. This is because most people were awake and outside their homes at the time of the quake,” he added. It caused temporary distruption in mobile phone connections across parts of the province, including Yasuj. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed hundreds of people in the nearby province of Kermanshah and neighboring Iraq in last November.

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