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Earthquake in Iran sends tremors in Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, April 18: The National Seismic Network of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research on Sunday monitored two local earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.8 and 2.7 on the Richter scale, at 9:53 and 10:03 in the morning. The network said in a press statement that the two quakes coincided with an earthquake that struck northwestern Iranian province of Bushehr with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale, 250 km from Kuwait City, at 9:40 am local time.

The Iranian authorities announced earlier today that an earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the port (Gnaoua) in the Bushehr province (southwest) of the country. At least one person was injured, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. State TV shared mobile phone pictures of cracked and collapsed walls in the area of the port city of Bandar Genaveh, the temblor’s epicenter. Video shot by a bystander at a construction site near Bandar Genaveh appeared to show landslides in nearby foothills. Both state TV and the semiofficial Tasnim news agency rebroadcast the footage. Three aftershocks of magnitude 4 followed the initial quake, the report said. (Agencies)

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