Magnitude 7.5 quake jolts Sistan-Baluchestan in SE Iran, kills 40

At least 40 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale struck Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province, the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) says.

The IRSC reported that the epicenter of the quake was situated 81 kilometers north of the city of Saravan.

According to the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) the quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and was powerful enough to be felt as far away as New Delhi, India.

By Press TV

 

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