Light tremor jolts western Iran

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the 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 5:01 hours local time (0:31 GMT) in an area located at 34.87 degrees latitude and 45.88 degrees longitude and in the depth of 10 km underground.

No report on possible damage to life or properties has been released yet.

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.