Wednesday 20 June 2018

Iran rocked by earthquake near its border with Iraq

Library pictures of seismologists at work
Library pictures of seismologists at work

An earthquake has jolted a western region near Iran's border with Iraq, according to Iran's state TV.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage from the tremor which had a magnitude of six.

It struck on Monday near the site of a 7.2-magnitude quake that caused more than 600 deaths in November.

Iran is prone to near-daily quakes as it sits on major fault lines.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

AP

Press Association

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