An earthquake with a magnitude of up to 6.3 has hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman, seismological centers report.  The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10km (6.2 miles), some 60km (37 miles)

from the city of Kerman, which has a population of over 800,000, including suburbs. The quake’s magnitude was initially reported at 6.3 by the US Geological Survey (USGS), cited by Reuters, and at 5.9 by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Both later revised it to 6.0. READ MORE