A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Hormozgan Province in the Islamic Republic on Wednesday, local TV reported. According to preliminary information, the epicentre of the tremor is located at a depth of 10 kilometres (over 6 miles), and just 78 kilometres (48 miles) from the city of Bandar Lengeh.
10 min.ago #earthquake 5.5 has hit Hormozgan, Iran, 10.0km, 07:40 GMT (EMSC) https://t.co/eaSSFuzBaQ pic.twitter.com/IQosVFoiz7— Grahame Robertson (@grum10) November 6, 2019
Iran is situated on major seismic faults and often experiences significant tremors, especially in the southern part of the country.
Some of the quakes can be extremely dangerous - like the 6.6-magnitude tremor that devastated the historic city of Bam, killing almost 26,000 people in 2003.