6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran

Tehran: Iran’s state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has jolted the country’s southern province of Kerman.

The report says the temblor rocked the village of Hajdak, about 700 kilometres, or 400 miles, south of Tehran on Tuesday. It says the quake’s depth was 10 kilometres or 6.2 miles. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

The US Geological Survey said the quake’s magnitude was 5.9.

In November, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western Iran, killing more than 600 people.

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

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