Middle East

Magnitude 5.4 quake hits southeast Iran

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 has struck in Iran's southeast with no immediate reports of death or injury.

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has hit southeast Iran, state media reports.

The epicentre of the earthquake was about 14 km away from the town of Kahnooj in Kerman province.

There were no immediate reports of any dead or injured, or any property damage. Two teams from the local chapter of the Red Crescent were sent to the location, state media said.

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook the same area a few minutes after the first earthquake.

Last November, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands of others.

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