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24 May 2020 | 12:09 PM UTC

Iran: 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province May 24

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5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province May 24; aftershocks possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/27/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.1-magnitude earthquake in the south-west of Iran on Saturday, May 24, at approximately 13:41 (local time). The earthquake struck 3km (1.8mi) northwest of Dogonbadan (Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi).

There were no immediate reports of injuries or material damage. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

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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