Bushehr province of Iran jolted by 3 earthquakes
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 25 /Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
Three earthquakes have jolted southern province of Bushehr since yesterday, Mehr news agency reported.
The biggest tremor measuring 3.4 on Richter occurred today morning. Another 2.4 Richter tremor also jolted Bardkhoon city in Bushehr today morning.
According to the report of seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, another tremor measuring 3.3 also jolted Bushehr yesterday at 16:39 hours (local time) and its epicenter was at 28.82 degrees latitude and 50.83 degrees longitude.
There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damage.
Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust, and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.
The worst in recent times hit Bam in southeastern Kerman province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people - about a quarter of its population - and destroying the city's ancient mud-built citadel.
The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale. About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the Northwestern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. It devastated 27 towns and about 1,870 villages.