Power, communications down in southeast Iran-state TV

(Reuters) – Power and communications systems were down in most of the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan following a major 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, Iranian state television reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 1044 GMT at a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles). The epicentre was in southeast Iran in an area of mountains and desert.

By Reuters


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