Earthquake hits Iran’s Bushehr province

Iran Materials 25 August 2013 11:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku Aug. 25 / Trend, N. Umid /

An earthquake measuring 4 points hit the city of Shonbeh in Iran's southern Province of Bushehr, IRNA news agency reported.

The tremors were recorded at 3:11 local time, the Seismological Center of the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Tehran said.

There is no information about casualties.

Earlier, the earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred in three Iranian cities - Hormudzh, Kaki and Shonbeh on May. Around 39 people were killed and more than 1,000 people were injured in the 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.