March 25, 2006

Strong quake aftershock reported in Iran

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A strong aftershock following a 6.0
magnitude earthquake in the southern Iranian province of
Hormuzgan may have caused some damage, a senior rescue worker
said on Saturday.

"A very strong aftershock has just hit, we are more worried
about the damage caused by this one," Farhad Jabari, head of
the Red Crescent rescue service in the province, told Reuters,
after saying the original quake had not had a major impact.

The official IRNA news agency reported aftershocks
measuring 3.8 and 4.8, but Jabari said he feared an additional
aftershock could have been stronger than the original 6.0