3 consecutive earthquakes jolt Iran...

3 consecutive earthquakes jolt Iran

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:06 PM, 15 June 2022  

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At least three consecutive earthquakes have jolted the southern Iranian island of Kish. The tremors were felt from time to time from 10:06 am to 12:48 pm on Wednesday. 

The tremors also shook Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Arabian Gulf. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter Scale shook the island of Kish near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in Iran on Wednesday morning. Shortly afterward, the island was shaken by another earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter Scale.

However, no casualties were reported so far in the quake-affected Iran and countries in the Arabian Gulf region, USGS also said.

UAE’s national meteorological center in the Middle East has confirmed the consecutive earthquakes in the country, reported state-run news agency WAM.

Iran is actively located on a fault line. That is why large earthquakes are often seen in the country. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6-earthquake shook the historic city of Bame in Iran, killing at least 26,000 people. In 2017, a magnitude 7 earthquake in the western part of the country killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.