Jan 15, 2019, 7:31 AM
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Light tremor rocks western Iran

Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted Gilan-e Gharb in western Iranian province of Kermanshah on Tuesday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 04:26 hours local time (00:56 GMT) at the depth of 10 km underground.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 45.63 degrees longitude and 34.13 degrees latitude.

The earth quake happened in 26 km of Gilan-e Gharb, 29 km of Sumar and 42 km of Sarpol-e Zahab.
No report has so far been released on the likely casualties or damage to property.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

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

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