An earthquake occurred not far from the town of Bushehr, on the south coast of Iran, in the Persian Gulf. The 5.1-point strong shock occurred at 5.23 a.m. Friday, December 27. Reuters reported that, quoting the U.S. Geological Survey.
"Survey teams have been dispatched to the area and fortunately ... there are no reports on damage, except some landslides in a mountainous area,” Jahangir Dehqani, the head of the provincial emergency department said as quoted by the news agency.
The shake of such strength can cause significant damage to infrastructure.
According to Reuters, "the shake was centered 53 km (33 miles) east of Bushehr, a nuclear plant on Iran’s southern coast on the Gulf and was relatively shallow - only 10 km deep according to Iranian media - which would have amplified the shaking".