2021-February-26 07:47
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2021-February-18  14:36

No Fatalities Reported after 5.6-Richter Quake in Western Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A powerful 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Sisakht in Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad province in Western Iran, leaving at least 47 injuries, local officials said, adding that no fatalities have been reported.

Latest figures have shown that as many as 47 people have been injured so far in the 5.6-richter earthquake that struck the city of Sisakht on Wednesday.

A powerful 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Sisakht shortly after 22:05 (local time) on Wednesday. 

More than 47 people have been reported injured so far, according to the official figures while the people of the city had to remain in open doors for fear of aftershocks.

The epicenter of the quake was located 10 kilometers East of Sisakht in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmadsouthern province, and 19 kilometers West of Komeh in Isfahan province at 30.89 degrees latitude (North) and 51.57 degrees longitude (East).

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the quake-hit areas to assess the situation.

Many buildings and houses in the city are reported to have been damaged in the quake. While the water and electricity have been restored, people in the city are still in need of basic needs and are afraid of opening their stores. 

The same area was hit by another powerful quake in May 2018 which left at least 76 people injured.