Moderate quake jolts western Iran

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.4 on Richter scale shook Sumar in the western province of Kermanshah at 21:20 hours local time Friday.

According to the Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the epicenter of the quake was registered at 45.67 degrees longitude and 33.63 degrees latitude at the depth of nine kilometers.

Kermanshah has been jolted by several earthquakes since November 12, 2017 when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the province's Ezgeleh region killing at least 620 people and injuring over 12,000.

Iran sits on several major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries.
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