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Light quake jolts western Iran

Kermanshah, An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted Sarpol-e Zahab in western province of Kermanshah on Monday.

According to a report by the Seismography Center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 07:33 hours local time (03:03 hours GMT) with its epicenter registered at 34.41 degrees longitude and 45.83 degrees latitude and in the depth of 8 km underground.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. Also on Sunday, a 5.3-Richter quake rattled the area, as result of which 54 people were injured.

Kermanshah has been jolted by several earthquakes since November 12, 2017, when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the province's Ezgeleh region killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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