Earthquake of magnitude 6 hits Kerman in Iran

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An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Kerman city in eastern Iran on Friday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was around 60 km from Kerman, located at a depth of around 10 kms.

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the magnitude of the earthquake as 6.3 while the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported it as 5.9.

No casualties of loss of property have been reported so far.

Earlier this month, a powerful earthquake shook the Iran- Iraq border, killing 580 people and injuring 1,686. The magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 31 kilometers outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the US Geological Survey. It struck at a depth of 23.2 kilometers, a shallow depth that can have broader damage. Magnitude 7 earthquakes on their own are capable of widespread, heavy damage.

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