QESHM (Dispatches) – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in the vicinity of Iran’s Qeshm island in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. The tremor took place near the village of Laft in the central district of Qeshm County, in Hormozgan Province, at a shallow depth of 13 kilometers at 16:00 local time (19:30 GMT). The quake was short, lasting a mere eight seconds, but was felt in different parts of Hormozgan.
There was no immediate information about human or material damage. Iran experiences frequent seismic activity as it sits where two major tectonic plates meet.