Earthquake shook western Iran, was also felt in Iraq. No fatalities reported


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook western Iran on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and Iraqi state media said the tremor had been felt in Baghdad and other provinces.

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

The Iraqi Geological Survey said the quake had been felt in the capital Baghdad and in Erbil in the Kurdistan region. Iraq’s interior ministry said no damage or casualties had been reported in Baghdad.

No Fatalities

Iran said on Sunday no fatalities had been reported so far , 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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