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08 Jul 2019 | 03:54 PM UTC

Iran: 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southwestern Iran July 8

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5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes 28 km (17.4 mi) southeast of Masjed Soleyman (Khuzestan province), leaving one dead and several others injured; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Khuzestan province


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in southwestern Iran on Monday, July 8, at 11:51 (local time). The earthquake struck approximately 28 km (17.4 mi) southeast of the town of Masjed Soleyman in Khuzestan province, on the border with Iraq, at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). One death and several injuries have been reported. There have been reports of damage to buildings in the cities of Shadegan, Masjed Soleyman, Hamidiyeh, and Shoshtar.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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