A quake of magnitude 5.4 hits Western Iran


quakeAn earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has hit the Soumar city in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah on Aug. 23.

The tremor occurred at 00:36 (GMT +4:30 hours), according to a report from the seismography center affiliated with Tehran University Geophysics Institute, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported.

The earthquake’s epicentre was located at 45.78 degrees longitude and 33.75 degrees latitude and at a depth of 15 kilometres underground.

No reports on possible casualties or damage were made.

Iran’s western regions including Kermanshah and Ilam provinces have recently experienced several earthquakes.

Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth’s crust and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.

The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale.

About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the northwestern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. Nearly 27 towns and 1,870 villages were devastated.

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5 responses to “A quake of magnitude 5.4 hits Western Iran”

  1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar

    where r u 5th???

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      NOT in California … seems the Earth is moving somewhere, or someone is playing soccer inside it … ball has bounced from Iran to South America to California and back to Iran.
      I’m a little sad about all the wine on the floors ….
      I’m putting the Scotch out with the money in a small hole in the ground – on foam.

      Don’t forget we had the ‘Super Moon’. If it can drag water, it can drag continents too.

      1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar

        what i meant was that i expected u to make a shitty comment which goes something like this: ‘Yup. REALLY need a bunch of Nuclear Power Stations sitting there’

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          You CAN’T put words in MY mouth. :-))))
          (And I rarely repeat myself … entirely. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    Yup. REALLY need a bunch of Nuclear Power Stations sitting there ๐Ÿ˜‰

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