Two earthquakes hit eastern Iran

United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said, two earthquakes hit eastern Iran in quick succession early today. It said a strong magnitude 6.0 tremor struck at a shallow depth close to the populous city of Kerman, followed by a less powerful 5.0 aftershock 10 minutes later in the same area.

However, USGS predicted a low chance of widespread loss to life or property.
The latest tremors come just over two weeks after a 7.3 quake killed more than 400 people in western Kermanshah province, close to the border with neighbouring Iraq.

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