Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 AM
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4.1-magnitude quake jolts southeast Iran

Kerman, Jan 11, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.1 on Richter scale shook the village of Hojdak near the city of Ravar in southeastern province of Kerman late on Wednesday.

According to reports by the seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the quake occurred at 20:40 hours local time (17:10 GMT) with its epicenter being registered at 57.41 degrees longitude and 30.75 degrees latitude.

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale also hit the area on December 1.

Over 3,000 quakes have moved Kerman province over the past 6 years.

Iran sits on several major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries.


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