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Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4

13 January, 2018, 01:29 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

On November 13 a powerful magnitude 7.3 quake devastated the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, making it the deadliest quake of 2017. The tremor hit the Iranian province of Kermanshah where an natural disaster killed 620 people in November, Iranian state TV said, adding that rescue teams had been dispatched to the region.

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

A resident of Kermanshah province told RT.com that he felt the shockwaves but is not aware of any damage to infrastructure.

The tremor has caused no casualties so far and assessment teams have been dispatched to Soomar and the suburban villages.




The USGS says the preliminary magnitude of six of the temblors was at least 5, while the seventh was a magnitude 4.

The tremors were felt across the provinces of Kermanshah and Ilam, Iran's ILNA news reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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