Magnitude 5.9 quake hits eastern Iran: USGS
LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck eastern Iran on Wednesday, 42 miles north-northeast of Birjand, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
It said the quake, which it initially recorded as magnitude 6.0, was very shallow at a depth of 6.2 miles and had hit the area at 12:08 p.m. EDT (1708 GMT).
(Editing by Michael Roddy)
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