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Communications situation in quake-hit areas normal: Minister

Tehran, � Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Sunday that despite power cut in certain quake-hit areas, telecommunications situation was normal due to the efforts taken in this respect.

Immediately after the quake hit Kermanshah province, technical teams of Hamrah-e Avval adopted necessary prudence to prevent disruption of mobile communications in the quake-hit areas.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Sar Pol-e Zahab, western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

No deaths have so far been reported and the injured are currently receiving treatment in hospitals.

Nearly one year ago, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Kermanshah Province's Ezgeleh region in western Iran on November 12, 2017, killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.

The earthquake damaged 10 cities and 1,930 villages of the province and about 100,000 residential units.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences an earthquake a day on average.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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