Anadolu Agency – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 shook southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to Tehran University’s seismological center.
In a statement, the center said the quake struck at the depth of 7 kilometers in Andika district of Khuzestan province.
No information was yet available about casualties or material damage.
Iran is located in a seismically active zone, and the country has seen many catastrophic earthquakes in the past.
In 2021, at least four earthquakes were reported to hit different parts of Iran.
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