5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Iran’s Kermanshah province

10:00 PM | 6 Jan, 2018
5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Iran’s Kermanshah province
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TEHRAN - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, according to media reports on Saturday evening.

Semi-official ISNA news agency says the temblor rocked the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 520 kilometers, or 320 miles, west of Tehran on Saturday.

It says the quake’s depth was eight kilometers, or 5 miles. There was no immediate report on damages or casualties.

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Earlier in November, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck western Iran, killing more than 600 and injuring more than 9,000. Sarpol-e Zahab suffered half of the temblor’s casualties.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences almost a quake per day on average.