Sep 1, 2018, 3:06 AM
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Quake shakes western Iran

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA - A 4.9-magnitude quake shook areas around the city of Tazeh Abad, Kermanshah province at 1:35 hours local time Saturday (9:05 GMT Friday). No report on possible casualties or material losses has been released yet.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 34.61 degrees latitude and 46.12 degrees longitude at the depth of five kilometers underground, according to the Seismology Center of Tehran University.

Last Sunday, a strong quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the city of Tazeh Abad, killing three persons and injuring 300 others.

On November 12, 2017, 620 people lost their lives and about 12,000 others were wounded when a killing quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked the city of Salas Babajani in Kermanshah province.

Iran sits on major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries.
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