Magnitude 6.0 aftershock quake hits Kerman, Iran: USGS | Reuters

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 quake hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Wednesday, just hours after it was shaken by a magnitude 5.9 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The latest quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2, was very shallow - only 6.2 miles (10 km) deep, which would have amplified the shaking. It was centred 40 miles (64 km) north of Kerman, the USGS said.

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2017 04:15 AM

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