Magnitude 4.6 Quake Shakes Southwest of Iran
- August, 15, 2013 - 11:27
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck an area near the town of Dehdasht in Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Thursday.
According to a report by the Iranian Seismological Center, the earthquake hit the area at 00:20 local time (1950 GMT).
The epicenter, with a depth of 9 km, was initially determined to be at 30.87 degrees north latitude and 50.51 degrees east longitude.
Iran is located on seismic fault lines and, on average, experiences several quakes every day.
Even moderate quakes can be deadly in the Iranian countryside, where houses are often built of bricks.