Moderate quake jolts southern Iran

November 27, 2005 14:03
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A moderate earthquake shook southern Iran Sunday, Tehran's seismologic center said, and there were unconfirmed reports of injuries. The 5.9-magnitude quake was felt as far away as Oman and the United Arab Emirates, and buildings were evacuated as people sought shelter in the streets. The quake jolted the major port city of Bandar Abbas and Qeshm Island, 1,500 kilometers south of Tehran, the capital. The US Geological Survey said the quake measured 6.1. Local authorities were not immediately available for comment. Alireza Khorshidzadeh, a local journalist, said initial reports showed minor damage to some buildings that left a few injuries. "Power and water supplies were not affected. People poured into the streets, fearing aftershocks," he said.

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