The quake hit the southern province of Bushehr, home to a nuclear power plant, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the southern province of Bushehr, where the nuclear power plant is located, but there was no immediate report of significant damage.
The epicenter of Sunday’s earthquake was the town of Rig.
Hospitals in neighboring provinces and cities were on alert with rescue teams and 50 ambulances dispatched to the area, a regional official told state television.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that electricity, landlines and internet in the city of Gonaveh in the area had been cut “and people were taking to the streets for fear of the earthquake”.
An Iranian government official told Reuters news agency that there were no reports of damage at the Bushehr nuclear complex, located on Iran’s Gulf coast.
The quake was centered 100km (60 miles) away from the plant and was relatively shallow – just 10km (6 miles) deep, Iranian media reported nine aftershocks and published photos showing the collapse of the picture. mud brick walls in some villages.
The head of the Bushehr Medical Science University, Saeed Kashmiri, said two people were injured in Gonaveh and were being taken to hospital, state media said.
Interwoven by major fault lines, Iran is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.
In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Kerman province killed 31,000 people and flattened the ancient city of Bam.