Two powerful earthquakes have hit southern Iran in quick succession, leaving at least one person dead.
It was reported that the two quakes respectively struck one minute apart Sunday Afternoon. The quakes were felt in neighbouring Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
The victim was said to have die when an electricity pole fell on him. It was said that there are no further casualties so far.
Electricity and internet have been reportedly affected by the quake, also there have been disruptions in landline phones.
According to Iran’s Seismological Center, the first earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, while the second one was just a fraction weaker, at 6.3. Both quakes struck about 15 kilometres below the surface, making them very shallow earthquakes.
Several homes are reported to have been destroyed in the Bandar Abbas area and landslides are reported at Geno Mountain.