Iran: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake

ANKARA (Reuters) -
An Iranian flag flutters in Vienna, Austria. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Iran’s Bushehr province on Thursday, state media reported. The southern province is home to a nuclear power plant.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

“The quake hit the Kaki area in the province this morning,” the report said.

Many houses in rural parts of the province are made of mud bricks, which have been known to crumble easily in quake-prone Iran.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency said the quake was felt in Bahrain and some other Gulf states. It said the depth of the quake was 18 km. It gave no further details.