Dec 26, 2017, 12:48 PM
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Over 1,500 aftershocks registered in western Iran

Kermanshah, Dec 26, IRNA – A local official said on Tuesday that so far over 1,500 aftershocks have been registered following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, in western Province of Kermanshah on November 12, 2017.

Talking to IRNA, Head of Kermanshah Seismology Network Farhad Forouzi said the aftershocks were registered until 10:00 local time (06:30 GMT) Tuesday (Dec 26) morning.

He added that the magnitude of 291 of aftershocks were over 3 on Richter scale and 52 over 4.

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab killed 620 people and injured 12,386 individuals.

The quake also damaged over 10 townships, 1,930 villages and 87,000 residential units in western Iran.


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