Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:36 Written by Reuters Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:25
(FILE) A file picture dated 21 August 2010 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southern Iran. Media reports state on 09 April 2013 that an earthquake has struck near Bushehr, the site of Iran's nuclear power station. Currently there is no information on casualties. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
Tehran - Iranian state TV says a powerful earthquake in a sparsely populated area in the south of the country has killed 30 people and injured 650.
TV said Tuesday’s magnitude 6.1 earthquake centered on the town of Kaki did not damage the nuclear plant at Bushehr, a city on the Persian Gulf some 96 kilometers (60 miles) away.
The quake was felt across the Gulf in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Iran sits on several seismic faults and suffers frequent earthquakes.