Moderate earthquake rocks Iranian Kerman province

Photo: Moderate earthquake rocks Iranian Kerman province / Iran

A moderate earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted Southeastern province of Kerman on Sunday night, IRNA reported.

According to the report of the Seismography Center of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the quake occured at 7:41 PM local time (1611 GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area with a longitude of 53/30 degrees and latitude of 31/57 degrees and at the depth of 10 KM beneath the earth.

There has been no report yet on the possible casualties or damage.

The quake was also felt in the nearby towns.

Iran is located on seismic faultlines and is prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight quake a day on average.

In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6-magnitude quake that flattened the historic Southeastern city of Bam.


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