6.1 earthquake shakes near Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale was reported at 2:32 p.m. PDT Friday afternoon, 33 miles from Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was more than 100 miles from a city.

There have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the past 10 days.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles.

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