Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts eastern Iran

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook eastern Iran at 06:32 local time  Friday, the Armenia National Survey for Seismic Protection reported.

The quake that hit just north of the city of Kerman at a depth of around 10 kilometers measured 7-8 at the epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

The tremors were not felt in Armenia.

The quake comes less than a month after an earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than 400 people.

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