Magnitude 4.7 quake hits western Iran

13 January, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • The city of Baghdad felt shaking from today's series of earthquakes along the Iran Iraq border

Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there".

Data from the U.S. natural hazards agency, which collects seismic activity from around the world, also detail two 4.3 magnitude earthquakes in the Diyala region, Iraq, close to the town of Mandali.

Baghdad/Ankara: An natural disaster jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

An quake of magnitude 5.1 hit parts of southern Iran on Thursday, said reports.




No casualty or damage has been reported by far.

On November 12, a 7.3-magnitude quake hit Kermanshah, killing more than 620 people and injuring around 10,000 others, mainly in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab and the nearby villages.

Iran sits on major seismic fault lines and is prone to frequent earthquakes.

The region was rocked by a devastating quake last November, in which more than 400 people were killed and around 6,700 injured.

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