WORLD Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits southeast Iran: USGS


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits southeast Iran: USGS

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11:12, December 01, 2017


File Photo: Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake at Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province on 13 November 2017.(Picture: AFP)

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

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

A magnitude 6.0 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage.

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