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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes southwest Iran

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GENEVA (Reuters) – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran, the Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.

The quake struck at a depth of 14 kilometres (8.7 miles), according to Mehr.

The agency did not provide any information about possible casualties or damage.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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