Jan 12, 2018, 9:47 AM
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Light quake jolts Iran's Kerman

Kerman, Jan 12, IRNA – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit an area in the southern Iranian Province of Kerman Friday morning leaving no casualties and damages.

According to the seismological center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the quake jolted an area near Hojdak at 6:33 am local time (3:03 am GMT), with an ecpicenter at 57.43 degrees longitude, 30.72 degrees latitude, and a depth of 10 km.

The people in the quake-stricken area have been settled in tents and make-shift shelters since December, Spokesman for Kerman's Disaster Management Center Mostafa Mousavi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

He said there was no report of damage or casualty.

Hojdak, in Ravar region, lies in the center north of Kerman Province.

A series of light to moderate tremors have been jolting the area in recent days. Three earthquakes with the magnitudes of 4.1, 5.1 and 5.2 hit the area in Province of Kerman, respectively on Wednesday and Thursday.


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