Earthquake Rocks Southern Iran, Gulf States
An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck southwestern Iran near the Persian Gulf in the vicinity of the country's only nuclear power plant. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Reuters reports that witnesses across the Gulf in the United Arab Emirates reported feeling the quake and that Twitter users in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, said that offices there were evacuated.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the temblor's epicenter is located 55 miles southeast of Iran's coastal city of Bushehr and occurred at a depth of about 6 miles. An apparent aftershock occurred minutes later and measured 5.4. Bushehr is the location of the country's only nuclear power plant.
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