Magnitude 4.7 quake hits western Iran

13 January, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • This Google Earth image shows USGS locations of the series of earthquakes to strike the Iran Iraq border this morning

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.

Recommended:

  • Julian Assange Gets Ecuador Citizenship After 5 Years of Living in Embassy

    Julian Assange Gets Ecuador Citizenship After 5 Years of Living in Embassy

    In addition to the aforementioned crimes, Assange was also charged and tried for the rape of two Swedish women. The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says they have granted naturalization to Julian Assange .
    Raiders to play Seahawks in London Week 6 at Tottenham

    Raiders to play Seahawks in London Week 6 at Tottenham

    The NFL have confirmed ticketing information on the three NFL London 2018 games will be available on January 18. According to the Tribune, NFL rules state teams in temporary home stadiums are required to play global games.
    Acer Unveil Chromebook 11 With Fanless Design

    Acer Unveil Chromebook 11 With Fanless Design

    Like the C731 before it, the latest Acer Chromebook 11 comes with an optional touch display and 16GB or 32GB storage options. The first Chromebooks of 2018 are finally out in the form of HP Chromebook 14 G5 and the Chromebook 11 G6.
  • Coli fears reported in US, Canada

    Coli fears reported in US, Canada

    There's new information on the deadly E. coli outbreak that News 10 has been tracking that could be linked to romaine lettuce . On the same day, CDC announced the E. coli strains appeared related but would not identify a source of the infections.
    Ridley Scott 'betrayed and angry' by pay gap

    Ridley Scott 'betrayed and angry' by pay gap

    The reps said the actor "never" works for free and demanded the money , with the financiers agreeing to pay as they had no choice. It is possible that those representing Williams did not know about the deal that Wahlberg was able to secure.
    'Roseanne' Reboot Shows A Family 'That Is Divided By Politics'

    'Roseanne' Reboot Shows A Family 'That Is Divided By Politics'

    Gilbert tried to get her TV mom to walk away from the controversy bait by asking if Roseanne was "sure" she wanted to go there. Roseanne Barr apparently thinks that she would make a better president than Oprah Winfrey - or Susan Sarandon for that matter.
  • Explosive Trump book 'Fire and Fury' arrives in Edinburgh

    Explosive Trump book 'Fire and Fury' arrives in Edinburgh

    However, President Trump appears to have won the war of words, after North and South Korea held rare formal talks Wednesday. My job is to sort those and to produce a book, a portrait which either comports with your idea of reality.
    Google acquired Redux, a United Kingdom  startup focused on audio and haptics

    Google acquired Redux, a United Kingdom startup focused on audio and haptics

    On Ivanov's profile page, it says that Redux achieved a "successful exit" in August 2017, but it does not state the buyer. Alphabet Inc is the parent company of Google and owns numerous companies, and continues to acquire even more.
    Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on

    Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on

    As above, Sony has advised only the XA2 is heading to Australia, though if they change their minds we'll be sure to let you know. Quick charging is also supported to give you hours of power with just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W).
  • GoPro to exit the drone business, plans to cut workforce by 20%

    GoPro to exit the drone business, plans to cut workforce by 20%

    It's been a volatile day for GoPro stock, which was off by 30% before this buyout rumor, giving short-sellers reason to rejoice. GoPro missed sales by 28.3 percent, cut 2018 guidance and announced a workforce reduction of more than 20 percent.
    10 moments from the Golden Globes that made the internet freak out

    10 moments from the Golden Globes that made the internet freak out

    It was a big night for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri . Sam Rockwell won a best supporting actor award for the same film. The top TV victor , " Big Little Lies ", also won four awards.
    Dustin Johnson's nearly  magical hole-in-one!

    Dustin Johnson's nearly magical hole-in-one!

    Forget dropping a six-shot final round lead at the World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions in China late previous year . Johnson joined Stuart Appleby (three times) and Geoff Ogilvy (twice) as the only multiple winners at Kapalua.


Popular

US President Donald Trump is Encouraging Economic Development in Rural Communities
Trump also signed two executive orders on stage in Nashville, related to expanding rural broadband access. Trump also said he looks to support an on-time farm bill.

National Football League looking into Raiders hiring process for head coach
The Rooney Rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate as part of an open process. Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented.

Facebook boss Zuckerberg says to expect less engagement for your pages
The new feature, called " Today In ", shows users a feed of local events, announcement and other news. Facebook , he said, had closely studied what kinds of posts had stressed or harmed users.

Fired Engineer Sues, Claims Google Discriminates Against White, Male Conservatives
His claims: that Google unfairly discriminates against white men whose political views are unpopular with its executives. Damore was sacked in August after his anti-diversity essay, distributed within Google, was made public.

Celeno delivers 802.11ax Wi-Fi solution
However, Intel is also making its own optimizations to the standard for better performance amongst its own 802.11ax devices. Chipsets upgraded to 802.11ax will also offer backward compatibility with existing Wi-Fi technologies.

Guptill guides New Zealand to easy win over Pakistan
Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Southee and Astle snapped up two wickets apiece. The biggest partnership of Pakistan's innings was for the eighth wicket as Shadab and Hasan put on 70.

The Sea Of Thieves Closed Beta Sets Sail On 24th January
Once you have done this, the game will appear in your games library 24 hours before the Closed Beta begins. Microsoft has just announced that PC and Xbox One bound Sea of Thieves is getting an Closed Beta.

Dylan Farrow Slams Cate Blanchett, Blake Lively For Silence On Woody Allen
It's very risky to factor in things you don't know anything about. "And my experience with Woody is he's empowering to women ". Dylan reflected on how she made the decision to publish the letter following Allen being awarded the Cecil B.

First Assassin's Creed Origins Expansion Releases This Month
The Hidden Ones is the first DLC expansion for Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed game and is due to launch this month. Assassin's Creed Origins will be receiving some big content updates this year starting this month.

New Xbox features in the works; Next Achievements, Do Not Disturb, More
Mini Game Hubs provide an easy way to see friends who are now playing, upcoming Achievements, Looking for Group posts, and more. You'll soon be able to see a peek of the most recent comments on community posts while viewing the activity in full screen.