An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Ritcher scale jolted Southern Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people. Several injuries were also reported.
The quake hit 100 kilometres southwest of the port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province.
In last year's earthquake, one person was killed when Hormozgan province was hit by twin 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes.
Iran's deadliest quake was a 7.4-magnitude tremor that struck in 1990, killing 40,000 people in the north of the country.
Situated on the edge of several tectonic plates and crossing various fault lines, Iran is an area of strong seismic activity.