Light quake shakes western Iran

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4 on Richter scale jolted Ezgeleh in western Province of Kermanshah on Tuesday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 2:43 hours local time (22:14 GMT) in an area located at 34.89 degrees latitude and 45.82 degrees longitude and in the depth of 8 km underground.

No casualties or damage to property have been reported.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. Also on Sunday, a 5.3-Richter quake rattled the area, as result of which 54 people were injured.

Kermanshah has been jolted by several earthquakes since November 12, 2017, when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the province’s Ezgeleh region killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.