Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Iran natural disaster latest: Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes Kerman province

Iran natural disaster latest: Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes Kerman province

Chief of Crisis Management of Kermanshah province, Reza Mahmoudian, told Tasnim news agency that "there has been no report of casualties or damage in the cities or villages of Kermanshah so far".

Iranian state TV says a 6-magnitude natural disaster has jolted a western region near the border with Iraq. As per the reports, the rescue team present in the reason have not reported any damage to the property and casualties to the people.

In 1990, a 7.4-magnitude quake in northern Iran killed 40,000 people, injured 300,000 and left half a million homeless, reducing dozens of towns and almost 2,000 villages to rubble. President Hassan Rouhani highlighted his government's efforts in providing help and temporary home to the victims of the quake of last month.

The US Geological Survey recorded its magnitude as 6.1, saying the quake struck at a depth of 35 miles (57km). Over the years, the quake killed thousands and just in one month, Iran has jolted with two risky earthquakes.

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