4.1-magnitude quake jolts SE Iran

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted the village of Hojdak in southeastern province of Kerman on Wednesday.

According to a report by seismography center affiliated to Tehran University’s Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at the depth of eight kilometers underground.

Its epicenter has been registered at 57.28 degrees longitude and 30.77 degrees latitude.

No report about probable damage has so far been released.

Over 3,000 tremors have hit Hojdak during the past 6 years.

Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, as it straddles several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. Some of the quakes which hit different parts of Iran have been destructive, causing huge number of damage to life and property.