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08 Jan 2020 | 04:28 AM UTC

Iran: 4.5-magnitude earthquake reported near Borazjan on January 8

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran on January 8; no tsunami warning issued



The US Geological Survey recorded a 4.5-magnitude earthquake in Borazjan (Bushehr province) on Wednesday, January 8, at 06:49 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). The earthquake occurred at about 17 km (10.5 mi) south southeast of Borazjan, near the Bouchehr nuclear plant. It was not immediately reported if damage was caused to the center. There were no immediate reports of injuries and no tsunami warning were issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.