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Tremor jolts western Iran

Tehran, An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted Sarpol-e Zahab in western Province of Kermanshah on Wednesday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 4:37 hours local time (0:07 GMT) in an area located at 34.43 degrees latitude and 45.97 degrees longitude at the depth of 8 km underground.

No report on possible damage to life or property has been released yet.

Kermanshah has been hit 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.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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