Earthquake in Iran - 4

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 has occurred in eastern Iran,
the US Geological Survey said, RIA Novosti reports.


The earthquake took place at 23:17. Its center was 48 km south-east of
Kerman, 37.3 km deep.


There has been no information on damage or injuries.


Iran is one of the top 10 spots with high seismological risks. It has
earthquakes with a magnitude of over 7.0 once every ten years. An
earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 occurred at Bam in Kerman Province
in December 2003. Over 31,000 people died and about 42,000 were
injured. The city’s ancient fortress was totally destroyed and has not
been restored yet.

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