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Powerful earthquake strikes Iran

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

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran

STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 1, ARTSAKHPRESS:The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.3, was centered 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Kerman, which has a population of more than 821,000.

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.

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

 


     

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