5.4 earthquake hits southern Iran

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the southern city of Ziarat-e Ali, Hormuzgan Province on Tuesday.

According to the Director General of the Crisis Management of Hormuzgan Province, the quake occurred at 06:23 hours local time (1:53 GMT).

The quake occurred 90km east of the provincial capital Bandar Abbas, in the depth of 22 km.

So far, 14 aftershocks have been recorded, six of which has been above 3 on the Richter scale.

There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damages.