Magnitude 6.2 Quake Hits Kerman Province

Iran Earthquake : Magnitude 6.2 Quake Hits Kerman Province

A magnitude earthquake hit the western province of Kermanshah yesterday.(File)

Beirut:  An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Kerman province in southeast Iran on Tuesday, injuring 15 folks and inflicting the partitions of some homes to break down, state media reported.

The quake struck close to the city of Hojdak, in accordance with state TV. The U.S. geological survey recorded its magnitude as 6.1 and stated it struck at a depth of 57 km (35 miles).

One other quake, which Iranian state media reported at and the USGS reported at 5.four, hit western Iran on Monday, in the identical area the place a magnitude 7.three earthquake killed no less than 530 folks final month. There have been no reviews of deaths or accidents from Monday’s quake.

Hardline rivals of President Hassan Rouhani have criticised the federal government’s reponse to final month’s quake as too sluggish and insufficient.

© Thomson Reuters 2017

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