Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes western Iran, over 700 injured

Iran said on Sunday no fatalities had been reported so far after an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck near the country's western border with Iraq. (Map via USGS and OpenStreetMap)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook western Iran on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake injured more than 700 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television said on Monday, but no fatalities had been reported.

USGS said the quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.

Iran said on Sunday no fatalities had been reported so far after an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck near the country's western border with Iraq, Iranian state TV reported.

"No reports of any fatalities yet and most of the injured were hurt while fleeing, not due to quake damage," Pirhossein Koulivand, head of the state emergency services, told state TV.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:03 - GMT 11:03
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