Jan 14, 2018, 7:17 PM
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Western Iran rocked by 229 quakes in 3 days

Kermanshah, Jan 14, IRNA – The city of Sumar in western Iran has so far been rocked by 229 quakes since Jan 11, Head of Kermanshah seismological center said.

“From among the mentioned earthquakes six ones were measured over 5 on the Richter scale,” Farhad Forouzi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

“16 tremors were 4-5 Richter, 72 ones were 3-4 Richter and 135 ones measured less than 3 Richter,” he added.

The strongest quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale happened on Jan 11.

The tremor's epicenter was registered about 13 km from Sumar, 43 km from Gilan-e Gharb and 139 km from the city of Kermanshah.

It was followed by three light to moderate aftershocks, he said.

Another 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit Kermanshah on January 10.

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

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