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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Eastern Iran

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre has registered a shallow-quake 65 kilometers northeast Iranian city of Kerman.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Iran on Friday, weeks after a devastating quake claims more than 500 lives, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

An earthquake survivor weeps as she sits in front of damaged buildings, in a compound which was built under the Mehr state-owned program, in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The shallow-quake was registered at 02:32 UTC. Its epicenter lied 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Kerman, populated by over 500,000, and some 489 kilometers (303 miles) east of Shiraz, which has a population of 1.2 million.

The agencies also registered a 5.0-magnitude aftershock in the same area minutes later.

A massive earthquake which struck eastern Iraq and western Iran on November 12 has claimed the lives of at least more than 500 people and injured over 8,000.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake consisted of two seismic events one after another with magnitudes of 7.2 and 7.3 on the Richter scale.

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