Deadly M5.7 earthquake strikes Iran oil area in video and pictures


Iran has been rocked by a massive 5.7-magnitude earthquake on July 8, 2019.

The shallow quake – also felt in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – killed at least one person, injured more than 100, devastated buildings and streets, and disrupted water and power infrastructures.

A deadly M5.7 earthquake hit Iran on July 8 2019. It was felt in Kuwait too. Earthquake map via USGS

A M5.7 earthquake struck southwest Iran on Monday, July 8, 2019, at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles), killing 1, injuring more than hundreds and causing widespread damage across southern Iran.

The earthquake struck 84 km (52 miles) east of the Iranian city of Ahvaz – a town which hosts the third-largest oil field in the world and 450 km (280 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran. 

Shaking was felt in Iraq and Kuwait. However, no damage or injures have been reported in either country so far.

Official reports indicate that the quake killed one person and injured at least 110 people in Iran.

Significant damage was reported in the town of Masjid Soleiman. Electricity and water supplies have been disrupted across the hardest hit regions.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average. 

Remeber the Bam earthquake in 2003:

This earthquake comes as the west coast of Canada and the USA is experiencing a series of strong tremors in California and in Pacific Northwest, sparking fear the so-called Big One may be coming. 

While geologists agree the Big One is “overdue”, they don’t know when it will occur. So get ready and be prepared, it may strike tomorrow!

[AP News, KaleejTimes, USGS, Earthquake Reports, Express]

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