An earthquake measuring 5.1 degrees hit on Saturday morning, Fars province, southern Iran, causing damage in several villages in the area, but to do and no casualties, according to preliminary information broadcast by state television and quoted by AFP . The quake occurred at 3:54 local time (0:24 GMT).
This is the second earthquake that hit Iran in recent days, after Wednesday, another earthquake of 5.3 on the Richter scale, also occurred in southern Iran, leaving 16 injured and causing damage in 17 villages in the south.
In 2003, 30,000 people lost their lives after a devastating earthquake that hit south-eastern Iran.
Last month, seven people were killed and hundreds more were injured after an earthquake in northeastern Iran.