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Iran's southern Kerman province hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

The southern Kerman province of Iran was jolted by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday. Iran is prone to earthquakes as it sits on many major fault lines.


  |  Updated On : October 18, 2017 09:53 PM
Irans southern Kerman province hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

Irans southern Kerman province hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

New Delhi :  

Iran’s southern Kerman province suffered a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, said the country’s semi-official ISNA news agency.

Reports claim that the quake rocked Anar village, located at some 700 kilometers south of Tehran. They further say that the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers deep. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

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

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 09:46 PM


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