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23:40, 16 December 2017 Saturday
Update: 14:57, 01 December 2017 Friday

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6.0-magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Iran
6.0-magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Iran

53 tremors within space of six hours leave dozens injured, local sources report  

World Bulletin / News Desk

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Iran on Friday, injuring more than 50 people, local health sources have said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, while its epicenter was 58 kilometers northeast of the city of Kerman.

Officials from the Iranian Red Crescent said as many as 53 tremors had occurred within the space of six hours, causing limited damage in 14 villages.  

Iranian health officials, meanwhile, said 51 people had been reported injured as a result of the quake.

 


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