Magnitude Quake Strikes Western Iran


The scientist says it appears that all are aftershocks from a November temblor that killed over 530 people.

Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.1 quake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. In Thursday's quakes, four people suffered minor injuries. Electricity and internet services were not interrupted in the Iraqi capital.

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The earthquakes all hit within an hour of each other.

The quake's magnitude was 5.5, according to the United States Geological Survey. Earthquakes that register as 5 are considered moderate.

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They also blocked main road for traffic, demanding to hang the culprit in public so that no such incident will happen in future. A spokesman for the Punjab provincial police said paramilitary troops had been called in to restore order.

A magnitude 7.3 natural disaster in the same area in mid-November killed at least 530 and injured more than 8000. There is no information about injured people and destroyed buildings.

Iran is located over major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

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On November 13 a powerful magnitude 7.3 quake devastated the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, making it the deadliest quake of 2017.