4.4-magnitude quake hits Fareghan district in Southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 4.4 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Fareghan rural district in the Hajjiabad County of Iran's Southern province of Hormuzgan on Sunday, IRNA reported.
Tehran University's Geophysics Institute declared that the earthquake happened at 21:26 (17:56) local time on Sunday night.
The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 27.9 degree in longitude and 56.5 degrees in latitude and 29 kilometer far from Fareghan rural district at a depth of 4 kilometers.
No report is available yet on possible damages or casualties.
Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one small tremor per day on average.
The deadliest earthquake to hit Iran in recent years happened on December 26, 2003, when a 6.6 magnitude quake struck Bam city and the surrounding areas in Kerman province.
The destructive earthquake left 26,271 people dead and 30,000 injured.