TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state TV says a strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has jolted the south of the country, injuring at least 15 people.
The report said the quake struck the Arabian Sea port town of Jask at 6:38 a.m. (GMT 2:08 a.m.) Saturday damaging hundreds of homes.
Even moderate quakes can be deadly in the Iranian countryside, where houses are often built of bricks.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 in southern Iran last month. Some 26,000 people were killed by a 6.6 magnitude quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in 2003.
Iran is located on seismic fault lines and, on average, experiences at least one slight quake every day.
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