Saturday, 23 June, 2018

A New Earthquake is Registered in Iran

This Google Earth image shows USGS locations of the series of earthquakes to strike the Iran Iraq border this morning This Google Earth image shows USGS locations of the series of earthquakes to strike the Iran Iraq border this morning
Lisa Bryan | 13 January, 2018, 03:37

The first tremor jolted Soomar city in Kermanshah province, followed by two aftershocks of 5.4-magnitude and 5-magnitude.

Geophysicist Randy Baldwin told The Associated Press on Thursday that such quakes should be expected in the region after the November 7.2 magnitude temblor.

In November 2017, a powerful magnitude 7.3 quake hit the border areas between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat), killing over 300 people. "If there was a stressed fault that's ready to move, they happen like that until the stresses are relieved, so it's not too unusual".

Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported.


The epicenter of the quake was 31 km west of Kerinshah at a depth of 10 km.

A magnitude 7.3 natural disaster in the same area in mid-November killed at least 530 and injured more than 8000.

There are no reports of any casualties so far.

In November, a major 7.3 magnitude natural disaster struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone.

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