4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Iran, 700+ Injured

TEHRAN, Nov. 4 (UPI) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Iran Wednesday injuring about 700 people, officials said.

Iran’s state-run media quoted officials as reporting no deaths from the tremor, CNN said.

Reports of property damages were not available.

Iran lies along seismic fault lines and has been rocked strong earthquakes, notably in December 2003 when a 6.6-magnitude quake devastated the ancient city of Bam, killing at least 30,000 people.

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