Deaths as a result of the quake have since been reported. The USGS has posted an orange-level alert for shaking-related fatalities. This signifies that "significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread."
A powerful, shallow earthquake has rocked southern Iran on Tuesday.
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.
The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, with an epicenter about 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Bandar Bushehr, the USGS Earthquake Hazards website said. The focal depth was only 6 miles (10 km).
Estimated maximum shaking was Mercalli intensity VIII, which is defined as "severe," having "moderate" to "heavy" damage potential, the USGS website showed.
A magnitude 5.4 aftershock followed within about 13 minutes.
The threat of severe weather will return to the south-central United States this weekend.
A massive wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada, moved through the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire city to be evacuated.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
As millions prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, rain and severe storms threaten to disrupt outdoor activities and travel plans.
While thunderstorms produced deadly flooding across portions of the United States this week, destructive wildfires spread rapidly and ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Louisville, KY (1989)
Coldest Kentucky Derby ever. The race was run in 42-46 degree temperatures. Wet snowflakes were seen nearby.
Green Bay, WI (1998)
A strong dust devil caused $2,300 damage to a couple of green houses.
Lingle, WI (2000)
4.5" diameter hail - there was also a tornado in the area.