4.5 magnitude quake rocks southern Iranian town

IRNA – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit an area in the Iranian southern province of Fars on Wednesday.

According to the Seismological Centre of the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the earthquake struck Banaruiyeh, a town in Larestan township, at 11:58:03 local time (03:28:03 GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was 54.23 degrees longitude and 28.01 degrees latitude, with a depth of 19 kilometers, 244 km south of Shiraz.

There has been no report yet on the possible damage caused by the earthquake.