Jan 11, 2018, 3:21 PM
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Western Iran rocked by 40 aftershocks

Kermanshah, Dec 11, IRNA – During the past three and a half hours since a moderate earthquake hit the city of Sumar in western Iran, 40 aftershocks have been registered in the region.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Sumar in the Iranian western Province of Kermanshah at 10:29 am local time (6:59 GMT) on Thursday.

Head of Kermanshah seismological centre Farhad Forouzi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that eight aftershocks were above four magnitude.

He said that more aftershocks with the magnitude of 3 and higher are probable.

'All the tremors are in fact the aftershocks of the 7.3-magnitude quake that hit the region on November 12, 2017' he said.

The November deadly quake hit the city of Ezgeleh killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.


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