5.6 magnitude quake strikes Western Iran

IFP – An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale has once again jolted a district located on the border of Ilam and Kermanshah provinces in Western Iran. 

According to the National Seismological Centre of the University of Tehran’s Institute of Geophysics, the earthquake hit an area 13km away from the town of Sumar in Kermanshah province on Thursday at 10:29 a.m. local time.

The epicentre, with a depth of 8km, was determined to be at 33.78 degrees latitude and 45.74 degrees longitude.

Later at 10:44 am, the same area was also hit by a 5.4-magnitude quake.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of the damages inflicted on the quake-hit area.

Back on November 12, another massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had rattled Kermanshah province and killed at least 620 people.