Magnitude 6.0 aftershock quake hits Kerman, Iran -USGS

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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 5:10 PM

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 quake hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Wednesday, just hours after it was shaken by a magnitude 5.9 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The latest quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2, was very shallow - only 6.2 miles (10 km) deep, which would have amplified the shaking.

It was centered 40 miles (64 km) north of Kerman, the USGS said.

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(Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Alistair Bell)