Sep 1, 2018, 11:35 AM
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Light quake jolts western Iran

Qasr-e Shirin, Sept 1, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Qasr-e Shirin in western Province of Kermanshah on Saturday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 10:01 hours local time (05:31 GMT) in an area located at 34.35 degrees latitude and 45.59 degrees longitude and in the depth of 16 km underground.

The epicenter of the quake was registered at 19 km of Qasr-e Shirin, 28 km of Sarpol-e Zahab and 19 km of Khanaqin.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday, Governor of Qasr-e Shirin Morad Ali Tatar said that no report on possible damage to life or properties has been released yet.

Earlier in the day, 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).

On November 12, 2017, a fatal 7.3-measuring earthquake hit the provincial city of Salas Babajani killing 620 people and injuring about 12,000 others.

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

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