News ID: 206063
Published: 0338 GMT December 12, 2017

6.2 magnitude earthquake injures 17 in Kerman Province

6.2 magnitude earthquake injures 17 in Kerman Province
IRNA

National Desk

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake jolted the country’s southern province of Kerman on Tuesday, injuring at least 17 people.

The temblor rocked the village of Hajdak, about 700 kilometers south of Tehran. Its depth was 10 kilometers, IRNA reported.

The area was also hit by an earthquake on December 1 which left dozens wounded.

In November, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western Iran, killing more than 600 people.

Iran is prone to near-daily earthquakes as it sits on major fault lines. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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