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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt near nuclear plant in southern Iran

IRAN (OBSERVATORY) – The earthquake in the south of Iran did not affect the work of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, IRIB reported referring to the NPP project manager.

Iranian seismologists reported an earthquake measuring 5.9 in Bushehr province, about 100 kilometers from the administrative center of the province of Bushehr, near which the nuclear power plant is located. The hearth of the earthquake lay at a depth of 18 kilometers.

“The earthquake did not affect the process of operation of the Bushehr nuclear power plant,” the TV company quotes the words of the project leader from the Iranian side Mahmoud Jaafari.

Russia and Iran in 2014 signed a contract for the construction of two new units of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.