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Earthquake of 6 magnitude hits Iran-Iraq border

Earthquake of 6 magnitude hits Iran-Iraq border

Tehran: An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said. No injuries were reported.

The epicentre of the quake, which was felt in Iran’s Kermanshah province, was at a depth of 10 km, 35.066 degrees north latitude and 45.795 degrees east longitude in the Iraqi border city of Halubcah, Xinhua news agency reported.

Chief of Crisis Management of Kermanshah province, Reza Mahmoudian, told Tasnim news agency that “there has been no report of casualties or damage in the cities or villages of Kermanshah so far”.

It seems that people have been alert about such incidents following the latest fatal earthquake in the region, Mahmoudian was quoted as saying.

On November 12, a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, killing over 600 Iranians and injuring nearly 10,000. It caused massive destruction and left tens of thousands homeless.

–IANS