Magnitude 5.7 Quake Hits Iran’s Fars Province – State TV

DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Fars province in southern Iran on Sunday, Iranian state TV reported.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities or damage in the area of the quake, which was centred near the town of Khesht, according to Iran‘s semi-official Fars news agency.

The quake was also felt in neighboring Iraq, in the southern city of Basra, the Iraqi state news agency INA reported.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Aref Mohammed in Basra Additional reporting by Nayera Abdallah in Cairo Editing by Hugh Lawson and Frances Kerry)