The US Geological Survey said that two earthquakes, one of 4.9-magnitude and another of 4.5-magnitude, have hit southern Iran.

Iran was hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday, according to the USGS. One was 4.9-magnitude and registered at 2:20 GMT 10 kilometres from the Iranian city of Borazjan at a depth of around 10 kilometres. The tremors reportedly occurred not far from the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

The second earthquake, 4.5-magnitude, occurred an hour later at 3:19 GMT, with an epicentre located 17 kilometres from Borazjan.