5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Iran; tremors felt in Qatar

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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Iran; tremors felt in Qatar

Qatar Seismic Network recorded 5.7 magnitude earthquake at southwest part of Iran on June 9, 2020 at 8:18pm Qatar time.

An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.7, hit Beiram region in Iran's southern province of Fars on Tuesday, according to Iran's Seismological Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 27.626 degrees north latitude and 53.461 degrees east longitude, said the center.

 

The 5.7-magnitude quake is the second tremor felt by the area on Tuesday. A 5.1-magnitude tremor hit the same region about one hour earlier.

“Tremors were felt in the eastern coast of Qatar and is expected to be felt in many neighbouring countries which are close to the epicentre,” Qatar Meteorology Department tweeted.

So far, no reports about damage or casualties are available.

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