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Two Strong Quakes Strike Southern Iran, Killing At Least One

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The quakes measured 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude, jolting the southern province of Hormozgan, according to Iranian state TV.

Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran near the port of Bandar Abbas on November 14, killing at least one person, state TV reported.

The quakes measured 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude, jolting the southern province of Hormozgan, state TV said.

"One person died after an electricity pole fell on him," Iranian state TV said, citing local officials.

Bandar Abbas, Iran
Bandar Abbas, Iran

Walls of buildings cracked in the southern port city Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province, local Governor Azizollah Konari told journalists.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the tremors at magnitudes of 6 and 6.3.

"The quake was felt in several southern Iranian cities in Hormozgan province," an official told state TV, adding that rescue teams had been sent to the area.

There was no immediate report about damage caused by the quakes.

Iran lies on major seismic faults and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

Based on reporting by IRNA, Reuters and AP
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