Source Pravda.Ru

Moderate Quake Strikes Iran's Southern Coast, 32 Injured

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck Iran's southern provinces of Fars and Hormozgan, injuring 32 people and damaging some residential units.

A total of 32 people including residents of some villages in southern town of Lamerd in Fars Province were injured in the quake, IRIB quoted head of Lamerd Red Crescent, Heydaripour as saying on Wednesday, Press TV reports.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11:08 p.m. local time 85 kilometers south-west of Lar, close to the southern coast, at a depth of 10 kilometers and was followed by nine aftershocks. Four villages near the town of Lamerd were the worst-hit, reports said, according to RTT News.