Jan 13, 2018, 11:58 AM
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2nd light tremor rocks western Iran

Kermanshah, Jan 13, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.1 on Richter scale shook Sumar in the western province of Kermanshah bordering Iraq at 10:00 hours local time (06: 30 GMT) on Saturday.

According to the Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the epicenter of the quake was registered at 45.67 degrees longitude and 33.65 degrees latitude at the depth of 14 kilometers underground.

The first quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale happened today at 04:03 hours local time (00:33 GMT).

The aftershocks have brought about damages to residential and trade units in Gilan-e Gharb and Sumar and injured some people.

Kermanshah has been jolted by several earthquakes since November 12, 2017, when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the province's Ezgeleh region killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.


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