Quake shakes east Iran; 4 dead, several injured

A moderate earthquake shook eastern Iran Wednesday, killing four people and injuring several others, Iranian TV reported.


State TV said the 5.5-magnitude quake hit South Khorasan province in eastern Iran near the border with Afghanistan at 20:38 local time (17:08 GMT) Wednesday. The broadcast quoted Javad Heravi, who represents the region in the Iranian parliament, as saying that the quake caused damage to rural buildings and cut power lines and telephone communication. (AP)