Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

Chief of Crisis Management of Kermanshah province, Reza Mahmoudian, told Tasnim news agency that "there has been no report of casualties or damage in the cities or villages of Kermanshah so far". No injuries were reported.

A magnitude 6.0 quake is considered strong and capable of causing severe damage.

Last month, the same region was struck by a 7.3-magnitude quake that left around 600 dead. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded its magnitude as 6.1 and said it struck at a depth of 57 km (35 miles). The President of the Iran Hassan Rouhani has highlighted his government efforts in supporting, bringing aids and temporary housing to the victims for the last month quake. Hardline rivals say the government's response was not quick enough or adequate.

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Iran's worst quake in recent years was a 6.6-magnitude tremor that struck near Bam in 2003, decimating the ancient city and killing at least 31,000 people.

Over 530 people were killed and thousands were injured in the disaster.

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