LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Iran earthquake today has struck the Middle East. A 6.3 magnitude Iran earthquake today Tuesday, April 09, 2013 began in the afternoon hours. Damage assessments are underway, reports local news.
Officials tell news that a 6.3 magnitude Iran earthquake today struck today shortly after 3:22 PM local time. The quake was not only strong but also exceptional shallow. USGS indicates to news that quake started only six miles below the earth’s surface. Thereafter the quake could be felt across Southern Iran and neighboring countries.
USGS indicates to news that Iran earthquake today began fifty-seven miles southeast of Bushehr, Iran. It was ninety-eight miles southwest of Shiraz, Iran. The quake could also be felt in other countries in the Middle East as well. Officials report to news that the quake started one hundred fifty-seven miles northeast of Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia. It was also one hundred sixty-nine miles northeast of Manama, Bahrain.
Mapping reveals that the quake was on land, but close to the Persian Gulf. It began north of Kaki, near Abdan. The quake was west of Jam, south of Dalaki and Ab Pakhsh. Officials tell news that the quake started east of Bushehr and southwest of Farashband. The quake was nestled west of highway sixty-five and south of highway ninety-four.