Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region: USGS

An Iranian soldier stands guards on the Karun River in the southern Iranian port of Khorramshahr, 1,000 km (600 miles) south of Tehran, in the Iran-Iraq border. (File photo: AP)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 struck the Iran-Iraq border region on Wednesday at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

Iranian media said there was no immediate information on casualties or damage from the quake, which felt in Iran's western Ilam province.

The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) assessedits magnitude at 5.0, revised down from an initial 6.3.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 13:38 - GMT 10:38