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The Financial Express

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits southeast Iran: USGS

Published: December 01, 2017 09:51:33 | Updated: December 02, 2017 11:24:22


A powerful 7.3 earthquake struck Iran just a few days back, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others. - Reuters file photo used only for representation. A powerful 7.3 earthquake struck Iran just a few days back, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others. - Reuters file photo used only for representation.

A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.3, was centred 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Kerman, which has a population of more than 821,000.

It struck at 6:32am (0232 GMT) and was very shallow, at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), which would have amplified the shaking.

A magnitude 6.0 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage; according to a Reuters report.

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