Tehran: Massive earthquake followed by an almost intense aftershock jolted Iran, killing at least one person and injuring 47 others today. The massive earthquake measured 6.4 on Richter scale, with its epicenter being near the small Inland town of Fin at 3.37 pm on Sunday, Xinhua news agency quoted the Iranian Seismological Centre (ISC) as saying in a monitoring report.
Less than two minutes later, there was a 6.3-magnitude aftershock, very close to the same location in the southern province of Hormozgan. Among the 17 quakes registered by the ISC in the next five hours following the first aftershock, eight had magnitudes between 4 and 4.5 on the Richter scale.
According to Hormozgan Governor Mehdi Dousti some of the livestock in Fin were killed in the earthquake and traffic in several parts of Hormozgan, Kerman, and Fars had to be restricted.
Electricity supply, telephone lines, and internet services are badly affected in the area.