Iran has been rocked by a massive 5.7-magnitude earthquake on July 8, 2019.
The shallow quake – also felt in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – killed at least one person, injured more than 100, devastated buildings and streets, and disrupted water and power infrastructures.
A M5.7 earthquake struck southwest Iran on Monday, July 8, 2019, at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles), killing 1, injuring more than hundreds and causing widespread damage across southern Iran.
The earthquake struck 84 km (52 miles) east of the Iranian city of Ahvaz – a town which hosts the third-largest oil field in the world and 450 km (280 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran.
Shaking was felt in Iraq and Kuwait. However, no damage or injures have been reported in either country so far.
Official reports indicate that the quake killed one person and injured at least 110 people in Iran.
Significant damage was reported in the town of Masjid Soleiman. Electricity and water supplies have been disrupted across the hardest hit regions.
5.7 magnitude earthquake in Khuzestan Province #Iran— George W. Bush 🇺🇸 (@Sword_Najd) July 8, 2019
Around 10:30 am local time
Epicenter near Masjed Soleyman
Quake felt in the cities of Ahvaz, Shushtar, Abadan, Andimeshk & Dezful.
No reports of casualties & damages as of yet.
Some claim quake lasted around one minute..! pic.twitter.com/sqQe9SM8qy
Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average.
Remeber the Bam earthquake in 2003:
While geologists agree the Big One is “overdue”, they don’t know when it will occur. So get ready and be prepared, it may strike tomorrow!