By CNN Staff
updated 1:40 PM EDT, Tue April 9, 2013
(CNN) — A powerful earthquake struck southern Iran on Tuesday, killing at least 32 people but apparently sparing the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant from any damage, Iranian state media reported.
The magnitude-6.3 quake was centered about 100 kilometers (63 miles) southeast of the plant, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The government-run Press TV network, citing Bushehr’s governor, said the single-reactor facility was undamaged.
The state-run IRNA news agency cited a plant executive as saying the facility’s distance from the epicenter was the reason for the lack of damage.
However, the quake “ruined” the city of Kaki, which is near the epicenter, the state-run IRNA news agency said.
The cities of Kormouj, Dayer and Kangan and the villages of Shanbe and Sana were also seriously damaged, IRNA reported.
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