Quake shakes Bushehr's Kaki city
Azerbaijan, Baku, May.4 / Trend /
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Kaki in Iranian province of Busher on Saturday, said in report of the Seismography Center of Country .
According to the report the quake was registered at 04:39 hours local time.
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.