Magnitude 5.6 quake causes damages in SW Iran

Magnitude 5.6 quake causes damages in SW Iran
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A relatively strong earthquake struck Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Wednesday night, injuring at least 35 people and damaging rural areas, APA reports citing Tasnim News Agency.

The temblor, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, rocked the town of Sisakht at 22:05 local time.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was close to a mountainous region on the border between the provinces of Isfahan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad.

At least 35 people have been injured after the earthquake, which caused a temporary blackout, damaged many buildings and closed a number of rural roads.

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