A powerful earthquake has jolted southern Iran, killing at
least one person and injuring 30 others, Iranian state
The quake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, damaged many
buildings and electricity lines in the southern province of
Hormozgan, where frightened people ran onto the streets.
The tremor hit in the early morning in the town of Bastak,
1200km south of Tehran. Local officials said rescue workers
were on the scene and electricity had been restored.
Iran is criss-crossed by faultlines and often experiences