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Six Quakes in One Hour Hit Iran-Iraq Border

12 January 2018, 11:18 | Erica Roy

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

A magnitude 4.7 natural disaster hit western Iran on Wednesday evening, according to Mizan, the official website of the Iranian judiciary.

A series of six moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday, lightly injuring five people, the ISNA news agency reported, almost two months after a powerful tremor killed more than 600 people.

Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the USGS' National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, said the earthquakes all appeared to be aftershocks from the November temblor.

AFP correspondents said the quakes were also felt across Iraq and in Iraqi Kurdistan bordering Iran.

All the earthquakes struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the USGS.

Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.1 quake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. In Baghdad, people felt a quake shake the Iraqi capital, followed by what felt like aftershocks. Many people are still living in temporary homes and tents.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences nearly a quake per day on average. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

Late Thursday afternoon, another 4.8 magnitude quake struck in Kerman, according to the USGS.

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