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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