Fourth Quake Hitting Iran in Ten Days
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit southern Iran at 2:11 a.m. on Saturday 20 April (5:41 p.m. EST on Friday), the USGS reported. The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kish, a major island at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. No reports of casualties were available at this time.
Kish earthquake is the fourth tremor hitting Iran in the past ten days. A 6.3-magnitude quake shook Bushehr on 9 April, followed by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hitting Baluchistsn on both sides of the border between Iran and Pakistan. On Thursday, a 5.3-magnitude tremor hit Iranian Azerbaijan.