Quake hits Iran
An earthquake measuring 4.2 degrees on open-ended Richter scale shook Miami city in Iran's central-northern Semnan province Wednesday night, IRNA reported.
According to the IRNA Wednesday night news team, the Seismography Network of the Country affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran has reported the quake time at 21:14:33 local time (16:44:33 GMT).
There has still been no report on probable human life loss, or material damages of the quake.
Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive.
The Iranian plateau is subject to most types of tectonic activity, including active folding, faulting and volcanic eruptions. It is well known for its long history of disastrous earthquake activity. Not only have these earthquakes killed thousands, but they have also led to waste of valuable natural resources.
Since 1900, at least 126,000 fatalities have resulted from earthquakes in Iran.