3 quakes magnitude 5 hit Iran-Iraq border area

Jan 13, 2018, 03:37
3 quakes magnitude 5 hit Iran-Iraq border area

On December 1, a strong natural disaster measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the area, according to the report. At least 530 people were killed, and injured people were about 7,500. Electricity and internet services were not interrupted in the Iraqi capital.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Back on November 12, another massive quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had rattled Kermanshah province and killed at least 620 people.

It is unclear how much damage was inflicted by Thursday's natural disaster as the epicenter hit one of the most vulnerable areas in Iran's Kurdish region.

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All the earthquakes struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the USGS.

Iran's state news agency Press TV reported a 5.6 magnitude quake near the city of Sumar.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage caused by the quake near the western city of Kermanshah.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

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