Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Tremors felt in Erbil as 5.5 magnitude natural disaster hits Kermanshah

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 08:22

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

Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there".

Several earthquakes measuring over 5 magnitude Thursday hit border areas inside neighboring Iran and were felt in eastern and central Iraq, geological website and Iraqi official television reported.

On Nov. 12, on the Iran-Iraq border there were two stronger quakes with magnitude 7.2 and 7.3 at the Richter.

A resident of Kermanshah province told RT.com that he felt the shockwaves but is not aware of any damage to infrastructure. The epicentre of the quake is said to be located close to the village of Hojedk in Kerman province.

Also, according to the USGS, the earthquakes hit at a depth of about six miles. However, there have been no reports of casualties or significant damage.

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

The deadliest quake in Iran's modern history happened in June 1990, devastating many areas in the northern province of Gilan and killing around 37,000 people.