Quake Jolts Southeastern Iran

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Bam in Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Wednesday. The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 14:16 hours local time (10:46 GMT).

According to Bam’s Governor Majid E’temadi, the quake has claimed no lives while no reports has yet been received on the possible damage to properties.

“The quake has possibly destroyed a number of subterranean canals in Bam,” he told FNA.

Hectic fault lines have made Iran a host to frequent earthquakes of varying degrees in magnitude.

Bam is a quake-prone town and has been hit by hundreds of quakes of varying degrees in the last few years.

In the worst case, the town was hit by one of the worst quakes in Iran’s history. The quake claimed tens of thousands of lives and devastated the town.

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