Iran – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 January 2017)

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 Mw at a depth of 10 km occurred in southern Iran, on 6 January at 2.33 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 53 km south-west of Jahrom city (Fars province). USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "Very Strong" for 1 000 people.

  • According to media, as of 7 January (UTC), four people have been killed, four others have been injured and several buildings have been damaged in the village of Saifabad (Fars province).