Strong quake shakes Bushehr's Kaki city once again
A strong earthquake jolted Kaki city in Iran's southern Bushehr province one more time Wednesday night.
According to IRNA, the Seismography Center of Country, affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran registered the time of the quake at 23:01 local time Wednesday night .
The strength of Kaki's Wednesday night earthquake was 5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, and its location was 28.29 degrees latitude and 51.73 degrees longitude, at 8 meter depth of the earth surface.
There is still no report on probable loss of life and material losses of this strong earthquake.
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.