Moderate quake jolts Iran's Kerman, no damage

Kerman, Jan 11, IRNA – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit an area in the southern Province of Kerman on Thursday morning, a local official said, adding that there has been no report of damage.

The quake at 6:48 am local time (3:18 am) hit Hojdak that was hit by a strong quake in December, Spokesman of Kerman's Disaster Management Center Mostafa Mousavi told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

'People in the region are still living in tents and make-shift shelters,' he said.

'Assessment teams have been dispatched to the region,' he said, ' and, fortunately, there was no report of injury or damage.'

Another mild earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 hit Hojdak Wednesday at 8:40 pm (17:10 pm). It caused no damage or injurey.

Hojdak lies on the center north of Kerman Province.

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