Six quakes hit Iran

Six quakes hit Iran

Six quakes hit Iran

An natural disaster of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale was registered in the western part of Iran, the Euro-Mediterranean seismic center reported.

Earlier on Thursday, the USGS said a magnitude 4.9 quake hit Iran's southern province of Kerman before dawn, while another 4.6 magnitude temblor struck on Wednesday night in Kermanshah province.

The official IRNA news agency said the tremor rocked the village of Hojedk, 400 miles south of Tehran, and struck at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Several other earthquakes hit eastern Iran, according to USGS, and were also felt in Iraq's eastern and central provinces.

In November, a major 7.3 magnitude quake struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone.

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The deadliest quake in Iran's modern history happened in June 1990, devastating many areas in the northern province of Gilan and killing around 37,000 people. No injuries or damage were reported.

Many buildings collapsed or sustained major damage in November's quake.

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

In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 natural disaster in the province of Kerman flattened the historic city of Bam, killing more than 26,000 people.

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