51 People Injured In The Earthquake In Southeastern Iran

51 People Injured In The Earthquake In Southeastern Iran

A total of 51 people were injured Friday morning (December 1) in an earthquake that hit an area in Iran's southeastern province of Kerman. Additionally a number of old houses have collapsed.

 "An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the Hjdk district of Kerman province on Friday morning at a depth of 10 km, followed by 45 aftershocks ranging between 2.3 and 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale," the Iranian Mehr news agency reported.

"The earthquake injured 51 people, and caused material damage to old buildings in the area and to the livestock in neighboring villages," the agency said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale

 "The epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 50 km north-east of Kerman, which has more than 821,000 inhabitants," the agency said in a report, the Reuters news agency reported.