Iran rocked by powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake
A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday followed by a huge aftershock, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake, which hit at 2.32am GMT, was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.3 but was later downgraded to 6.0.
The aftershock measuring in at a 5.0 magnitude struck around 15 minutes later, according to the USGS.
The earthquakes struck near Kerman which has a population of around 800,000, Daily Express reported.
A magnitude 6.0 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage. However, no reports have emerged about casualties or damage so far.