A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the Indian Ocean off the country’s west coast. A local official reports one person has died in the small, impoverished, rural village of Santoura.
He said the quake hit on the edge of the Persian Gulf, not far from the Iranian coast. The head of Iran’s Seismological Center confirmed that the 7.3-magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Bandar Abbas, Oman.
A quake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 hit off the Iranian coast early Wednesday, state media reported. The Thursday quake off the coast of Iran’s Parvin province hit just before midnight.
The semi-official Mehr news agency cited an unnamed official from the Iranian Meteorological Organization as saying that most of the damage was in the small town of Santoura, in the western region of Parvin province.
There have been no reports of casualties.
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