4.5-magnitude quake shakes western Iran

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA - A quake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit western areas bordering Iraq, Kermanshah and Ilam. The quake took place around the western Iranian city of Sumar at 23:59 hours local time (19:29 GMT) Wednesday.

The closest cities to the epicenter of the tremor are Sumar, Kermanshah, Salehabad and Zarneh (Ilam province).

No report on possible casualties or material losses as a result of the quake has been released yet.

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