3 quakes magnitude 5 hit Iran-Iraq border area


Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there". The USGS said the quake's magnitude was 5.5.

A magnitude 4.7 natural disaster hit western Iran on Wednesday evening, according to Mizan, the official website of the Iranian judiciary. According to the Azad News Agency, a crisis management team is being deployed to Kermanshah, although there are now no reports of any injuries.

Iranian state television reported people rushed out into the streets amid the temblors.

The temblors hit on Thursday morning, were felt far and wide and even rattled the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

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Back on November 12, another massive quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had rattled Kermanshah province and killed at least 620 people.

A resident of Kermanshah province told RT.com that he felt the shockwaves but is not aware of any damage to infrastructure.

The official IRNA news agency says the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of Tehran early on Thursday.

The first quake of 5.5 magnitude hit area at about 10:00 a.m. (0700 GMT), located some 18 km east of the Iraqi town of Mandly on the border with Iran, at depth of 10 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).