Light quake jolts western Iran

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale rocked Sarpol-e Zahab in western Province of Kermanshah early on Monday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 4:23 hours local time (23:57 GMT) in an area located at 34.48 degrees latitude and 45.75 degrees longitude and in the depth of 12 km underground.

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

On November 12, 2017, a fatal 7.3-measuring earthquake hit the provincial city of Salas Babajani killing 620 people and injuring about 12,000 others.

Iran sits on major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world’s most quake-prone countries.