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TEHRAN, Iran – Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday, state television reported.
Rescue teams were deployed near the epicenter, Sayeh Khosh village, home to about 300 people in Hormozgan province, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of the capital Tehran, the report said.
People walked the streets as aftershocks continued to shake the area after the early morning quake, which also damaged buildings and infrastructure.
The quake was felt in many neighboring countries, the report said.
The area has seen several moderate earthquakes in recent weeks. In November, a man died after two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 and 6.3.
Iran is facing major seismic errors and is experiencing an earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.
A powerful earthquake has killed at least five people in southern Iran: NPR
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