Published: 2018-11-17 12:21
Last Updated: 2018-11-17 14:27
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Iran around 11:47 pm (Iran local time) on Friday, November, 16, 2018.
According to the seismological center of Tehran's Geophysical Institution, the magnitude was 20 kilometers deep and hit an area located 13 km from Mardehak town in the southern eastern Kerman province.
In a statement about injuries and victims, Governor of Anbar Abad, Nader Malaee said that "No reports of damage from the earthquake were received," adding that rescue teams were rushed to the area to initiate search and rescue missions if needed.
Executive Director of the Red Crescent Society in Kerman province, Reda Falah, announced that three teams were dispatched to the affected area, declaring the full readiness to deal with rising incidents.
The USGS report listed Iran, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan as affected countries of the earthquake.