TEHRAN: Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran within an hour on Sunday, killing at least one person and sparking scenes of panic, official sources said, reports AFP.
The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude earthquakes hit at 15 kilometres (9.3 miles)in Hormozgan province, the Iranian seismological centre said.
He said several teams have been deployed to assess the damage.
The public broadcaster aired live footage from the area showing trucks stopped on the road, having been shaken by the tremor.
Walls of buildings cracked in the southern port city Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province, local governor Azizollah Konari told journalists.
"The earthquakes lasted a long time and frightened people," state television said.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the tremors at magnitudes of 6 and 6.3.