Jan 11, 2018, 7:19 PM
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2nd moderate quake jolts Iran's Kerman on Thursday

Kerman, Jan 11, IRNA – A 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Thursday evening shook a region in the central south of Iran in Kerman Province, but there was no damage, a local official said.

The quake occurring at 5:5 pm local time (1:35 pm GMT) jolted Hojdak that had already been hit by a strong quake in December.

'People in the quake-hit area have been settled in tents and make-shift shelters since December's quake, and the rescue team are prepared in case of emergency,' Spokesman for Kerman's Disaster Management Center Mostafa Mousavi told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

According to reports by the seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the quake epicenter was registered at 57.28 degrees longitude and 30.80 degrees latitude with a depth of 7 km.

Two other light and moderate earthquakes hit the area in Province of Kerman, respectively on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Hojdak lies in the center north of Kerman Province.

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