Iran's nuclear power plant unaffected by quake

Iran's Russian-built nuclear power plant at Bushehr was not affected by the country's powerful earthquake on Tuesday and continues its operations as normal, a spokesman for the Russian state nuclear corporation said.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant on the Gulf is located some 950 kilomtres (590 miles) west of Khash, a town near the epicentre of what Iran said was a 7.5 magnitude quake.

"A representative at the site said they did not even feel the tremors," Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov told AFP.

"The epicentre was far away from Bushehr."

Built by Russia despite initial protests from Israel and the United States, Bushehr began adding electricity to the Iranian power grid in 2011.