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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Kerman province

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Kerman province Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Kerman province
Patty Aguilar | 12 December, 2017, 15:43

An natural disaster measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said. A magnitude 7.3 quake struck the border area between Iraq and Iran.

Another quake hit western Iran on Monday, in the same region where a magnitude 7.3 natural disaster killed at least 600 people last month. No injuries were reported.

President Hassan Rouhani has championed his government's work in bring aid and temporary housing to the victims of the deadly quake, but critics say the response was not quick enough.

Although Iran is the Earthquake-prone zone as it sits on major fault lines.

Iran's worst quake in recent years struck near the city of Bam in 2003, which saw the ancient city decimated by a 6.6 -magnitude tremor that killed at least 31,000 people.

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"The networks have also provided the means for me to be in better contact with Iranian expatriates and to reduce my publication expenses", he has remarked.

"The rescue teams present in the region have not reported any casualties or damage yet", the head of rescue operations for the Red Crescent told state broadcaster IRINN.

According to the Seismological Centre, the epicentre of the quake was about 10 km deep. As per the reports, Iranian Plateau is the subject of the most types of tectonic activity including faulting, volcanic eruptions and active folding.

A devastating natural disaster killed hundreds and displaced thousands in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah on November 12.

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