4.7-Richter quake jolts southern Iran

MNA – An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Khonj city, in Fars province, near the Persian Gulf, early Monday.

According to Iran’s Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the quake’s occurred at 04:29 local time (GMT+4:30) at the depth of 2 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 53.31 degrees longitude (west) and 27.80 degrees latitude (north).

No casualties or damages have been reported yet, while rescue teams have been immediately dispatched to the affected areas to assess the situation.