Southern Iran: 80 injured in 4.9-magnitude quake

Southern Iran 80 injure

November 4, 2009 08:41

A moderate earthquake shook southern Iran early Wednesday, injuring 80 people and cutting power and telephone lines. State radio said residents of the southern port city of Bandar Abbas poured into the streets after the 4.9-magnitude quake hit at 2:56 a.m. local time Wednesday. The broadcast said that there were no reports of deaths. Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. It experiences at least one slight earthquake everyday on average. Some 26,000 people were killed by a 6.6-magnitude quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in the same region in 2003.

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