A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was reported on Thursday about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Bushehr, where Iran has a major nuclear reactor, U.S. Geological Survey data showed, according to Reuters.
A report about the earthquake by the official IRNA news agency gave no details about casualties nor if there was any damage.
In April, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and injured hundreds in a town near Bushehr. The nuclear plant wasn’t damaged then, AP reported.
Iran sits on a series of faults. It experiences minor quakes once a day on average.
There were reports on social media in Saudi Arabia that the quake, at a depth of 10.2 miles, was felt in the kingdom’s eastern province, across the Gulf from Iran, according to Reuters.