Moderate quake hits southern Iran

Baku, January 16, AZERTAC

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Sirch in the suburbs of Kerman, southern Iran on Saturday, IRNA reports.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred at 17:05 local time (13:35 GMT) at a depth of 12 km.

There is no immediate report on the possible damages or casualties.

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