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Gulf Today Report
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck south of Iran today at 10:06 “UAE time”, National Seismic Network of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said.
In a statement, the NCM said that the earthquake was slightly felt in some areas of the country.
Moreover, three earthquakes struck off Iran’s southern Kish Island on Wednesday, rattling Dubai and other areas.
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The US Geological Survey said two magnitude 4.7 temblors struck, followed by a 5.3 off the island near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Iranian state television reported that authorities deployed rescue teams to the town of Jenah in Hormozgan province, though no damage and casualties were initially reported. Jenah is some 1,080 kilometres (670 miles) south of the capital, Tehran.
Iran lies on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.