2 powerful earthquakes shake southern Iran


Two high-intensity earthquakes struck southern Iran on Sunday, killing at least one person and leaving over a dozen injured.


The two tremors, measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on Richter scale, came in quick succession, at the depth of 10 km, 59 km north of the port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province.

According to officials, the extent of damage in worst-hit areas is still being assessed, while conflicting reports are coming in about the casualty toll.

The one confirmed death was of a pedestrian in Bandar Abbas city who came under an electricity pole when it fell to the ground.

Pictures of him were immediately circulated on social media. Some videos also showed parts of the Geno Mountain in Bandar Abbas collapsing and plumes of smoke rising from it.