Iran quake kills child, causes damage


A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit southern Iran on Saturday, killing one child and injuring at least 20 others in remote, mountainous villages, state television reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake at 02:08 Greenwich Mean Time, measured at 85 km southeast of the town of Minab, located in the southern Hormuzgan Province and off the Strait of Hormuz.

The quake was registered at a depth of 36 km, the USGS said.