Tehran: Earthquake of magnitude 6.0, 5.0 and 5.1 strike eastern Iran on Friday near the crowded city of Kerman, the US Geological Survey stated.
The aftershocks were faced by people in Kerman area on Friday, the survey said. No casualty has been reported yet.
With the shake striking Kerman, USGS forecasted a low possibility of extensive loss to life.
As the earthquake hit the city, natives of Kerman reached to the street and motorists were noted rushing to collect petrol.
For the safety of people, Kerman’s catastrophe centre was set in motion, and evacuation teams from the Red Cross and local authorities immediately rushed to the earthquake hit areas to check the condition.
Two weeks back, 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed over 500 people in western Kermanshah region.
Earlier, 7.4-magnitude quake hit northern Iran in year 1990 taking the lives of about 40,000 people, wounded 300,000. Various people lost their homes during the earthquake that time.