The Bushehr nuclear power plant, which opened in 2011 with the help of Russia, was built to withstand much stronger earthquakes than the one that struck early Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.
Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. Bam is also near the Bushehr nuclear plant, which wasn’t damaged at that time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.