The first 6.4 magnitude earthquake and the second 6.3 occurred at 3:37 p.m. (1:07 p.m. Belgian time), 90 seconds apart, at a depth of 15 km, in Hormozgan province, announced the national seismological service.
A 22-year-old man was killed after a power pole fell in Bandar-Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan, Iranian Red Crescent chief Mehdi Valipour told state television, adding that several teams have deployed to assess the damage.
State television also claimed that one person was injured after a wall collapsed and several people with trauma were taken to hospital in the town on the Strait of Hormuz.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
The public broadcasting service broadcast live images from the affected region showing trucks, parked at the side of a road, strongly shaken by a aftershock of magnitude 4, which occurred 45 minutes after the two tremors.
Several buildings were cracked in Bandar-Abbas, where much of the population took to the streets, city governor Azizollah Konari said.
The earthquakes were felt in the neighboring provinces of Kerman and Fars, according to television.