Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Rattles Western Iran

Tehran, An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the

Richter scale hit the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah

province yesterday, injuring at least 548 people.

Mehr, the Iranian News Agency, said the quake was at a depth of 7

km, 17 km from Sarpol-e Zahab city and 127 km from Kermanshah.

Residents of the eastern provinces of Azerbaijan, Western

Azerbaijan, Khuzestan and Hamadan, west of Iran, felt the quake.

Source: Oman News Agency