Strong quake jolts western Iran, leaves 287 injured 

July 23, 2018 - 18:43

TEHRAN — A strong quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale which shook the western city of Tazehabad in Kermanshah province on Sunday afternoon left at least 287 injured. 

According to a report by the Iranian Seismological Center affiliated with University of Tehran, the 5.9 quake hit Tazehabad city at about 2:37 p.m. local time at the depth of 8 kilometers beneath the earth’s surface. The quake has been followed by more than 40 aftershocks so far.

Some of the aftershock measured over 4 in Richter scale. 

According to Kermanshah governor general Houshang Bazvand the quakes have caused damage to about 1,000 houses in the area, IRNA reported. 

“About 100 houses are smashed to the ground,” Bazvand regretted.

Moreover, landslide as well as power cuts were reported in the quake-stricken areas as well. 

On November 12, 2017 a destructive magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Sarpol-e Zahab. Some 90,000 houses were partly or completely damaged by the tremor in urban and rural areas of the region. Sadly, the quake took over 660 lives and left more than 10,000 injured.
Another earthquake hit Ruydar, a city in the southern province of Hormozgan, at around 9:37 a.m. local time on Sunday.

The earthquake occurred at the depth of 8 kilometers beneath the earth’s surface. 

According to Fars news agency, emergency helicopters are dispatched to the area but no serious damage has been reported so far. 



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