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Western Iran rocked by 40 aftershocks

Kermanshah� During the past three and a half hours since a moderate earthquake hit the city of Sumar in western Iran, 40 aftershocks have been registered in the region.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Sumar in the Iranian western Province of Kermanshah at 10:29 am local time (6:59 GMT) on Thursday.

Head of Kermanshah seismological centre Farhad Forouzi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that eight aftershocks were above four magnitude.

He said that more aftershocks with the magnitude of 3 and higher are probable.

'All the tremors are in fact the aftershocks of the 7.3-magnitude quake that hit the region on November 12, 2017' he said.

The November deadly quake hit the city of Ezgeleh killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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