Earthquake in Iran: Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the western part of Iran on Wednesday. Its intensity was measured at 5.0 on the Richter scale. The German Research Center has given this information for Geosciences. There is no news of any damage so far. According to media reports, the earthquake occurred in Andika County city of Khuzestan province.
Earthquake in Iran of Magnitude 5.0
Just a day before this, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake was felt in the sea off Indonesia’s Flores island on Tuesday, after which the meteorological agency issued an alert of a possible tsunami but was later withdrawn (Earthquake in Indonesia). . According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of Tuesday’s quake was at a depth of 18.5 km in the sea. This location is about 112 km from the city of Maumere.
Maumere second-largest city
Maumere is the second-largest city in East Nusa Tenggara province and has a population of around 85,000. After issuing a tsunami alert initially, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Indonesia’s Meteorological Agency withdrew the warning. National Disaster Mitigation (Management) Agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said people living in the area felt the quake’s tremors.
One person injured
One person has been reported injured in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province. The tremors were felt in Makassar City and Selair Island District in South Sulawesi Province (Earthquake Today). The disaster management agency said a school on Selair Island had been damaged. Dwikorita Karnavati, head of Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatology and Earth Sciences Agency, said people living on the northern shores of the Flores Sea should be alert to earthquakes and a possible tsunami.