Persian Gulf island of Qeshm hit by another quake

Originally at http://www.payvand.com/news/05/dec/1011.html

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Qeshm Island and surrounding villages in southern Hormuzgan province of Iran at 04:04 hours local time (00:34 GMT) on Thursday.

The seismological base of Tehran University’s Geophysics Institute registered the tremor in an area measuring 26.68 degrees in latitude and 55.71 degrees in longitude.

There are no reports of any damage or casualty caused by the quake.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the island at 13:53 hours (10:23 GMT) Sunday killing 10 people and injuring scores of others. Several villages were flattened by this quake.

Qeshm, a 1,500-square-kilometer island, is the biggest in the Persian Gulf. The island is one of Iran’s lucrative commercial and fishing ports. The Forests of Hara in the island is a unique tourist spot.

The island has a population of more than 100,000.

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