SW Iran quake injures 82 people

 IRNA – The earthquake which happened in Chitab region in the vicinity of Yasouj, capital of the southwestern province of Kohkiloyeh-Boyer Ahmad province early Monday morning injured 82 people.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday, Head of Disaster and Emergency Medical Management Center Jalal Pouran Fard said 71 people were treated on site and 11 others were transported to hospital.

The quake took place at 24:26 hours local time Monday (19:56 GMT Sunday) at the depth of five kilometers.

The quake which was also felt in Yasouj, sent many people rushing out of their houses in panic.

The epicenter of the earthquake was registered at nine kilometers from Sisakht city, 20 kilometers from Pataveh and six kilometers from Chitab in Kohkiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad province.

There was power outage in the city of Yasouj for some minutes following the quake.

Iran sits on several major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world’s most quake-prone countries.