The quake struck at 6:38 a.m. local time Saturday and was centered at a depth of 9 miles underground in Hormazgan province, the Iranian Seismological Center said.
Water and electricity networks in the region were damaged by the quake, said Hossein Ranjbar, the head of the Hormozgan Crisis Management Organization.
Several villages saw extensive damage from the earthquake and rescue teams have been dispatched to the area, the Tehran Times reported Sunday.
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