| GEO World|
| Iran rocked by tremors, 209 hurt|
| Updated at: 1030 PST, Wednesday, November 04, 2009|
TEHRAN: A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has jolted Iranian city Bandar Abbas, leaving as many as 209 persons injured, Geo news reported.
According to sources, the quake jolts were felt in Iranian city Bandar Abbas and its adjoining areas early on Wednesday morning with intensity 4.9 recorded at Richter scale but no causality has been reported in the calamity as yet.
The quake struck at 2:56 am (2326 GMT Tuesday) and also rocked the adjoining Qeshm highland.
"As of 6:00 am today, we have 209 people wounded in the earthquake said Farshid Abedi, the head of the main medical university in Hormozgan province where Bandar Abbas is located.