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Publish Date: 22:26 - 06 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 6 - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted the country's western province of Kermanshah.

5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Iran's western KermanshahTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The earthquake came at 6: 62 pm local time in Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 520 kilometers, or 320 miles, west of Tehran on Saturday.

People took to the streets immediately after the earthquake. Earthquake evaluation teams have been dispatched to the affected area and no report of possible casualties is available.

No damage has been reported so far based on what the evaluation teams have said.

The quake's depth was eight kilometers, or 5 miles.

Earlier in November, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck western Iran, killing more than 600 and injuring more than 9,000. Sarpol-e Zahab suffered half of the temblor's casualties.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences almost a quake per day on average.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam in south Iran and killed 26,000 people in 2003.


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