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Relief teams head to quake-stricken areas as aftershocks felt


:  Mohammad-Hassan Qowsian-Moqaddam said that the initial relief and rescue operations have been completed and four neighboring provinces are in full alert status.

Qowsian said that 100% destruction of homes is very rare and in villages in the vicinity the walls are cracked.

The IRSC spokesman reiterated that temporary settlements and tents are set up so that the people will spend the night in open areas and parks.

A 6.4-magnitude  shook the city of Fin in the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Sunday. 

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of University, the earthquake occurred at 15:37:04 hours local time (12:07:04 GMT) and the depth of 15 km underground.

It was followed by a 6.3-magnitude aftershock a minute later at 15:38:38 hours local time (12:08:38 GMT).

At least seven mild , the latest one magnitude 3.2, jolted the areas late on Sunday, Nov 14, 2021, causing panic.

The quakes were also felt in , Arabia, Oman, , Qatar, , and .

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