6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran Near Nuclear Power Plant Bushehr

 @MayaErgas
on April 09 2013 9:26 AM
A security official talks to journalists in front of Bushehr main nuclear reactor
A security official talks to journalists in front of Bushehr main nuclear reactor. Reuters

Three people were killed on Tuesday when an earthquake measuring between 6.1 and 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the southern coast of Iran near the town of Kaki and the city of Bushehr, near the Busheht nuclear power plant, Iran state media Press TV is reporting.

Press TV put the magnitude at 6.1, while Reuters reported that the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at 6.3.

Reuters reported that the quake could be felt across the Gulf of Dubai and in Manama, Bahrain.

The quake struck at 11:52 Greenwich Mean Time, about 10 km (six miles) beneath the earth’s surface, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No damages have been reported yet.

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