LONDON - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck eastern Iran on Wednesday, 42 miles (68 km) north-northeast of Birjand, the US 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 (68 km) and had hit the area at 1708 GMT.
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