Earthquake hits western Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Tamkin Jafarov - Trend:
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Mormouri in the western province of Ilam on Sept. 28.
The tremor occurred at 03:30, according to a report from the seismography center affiliated with Tehran University Geophysics Institute, Iran's IRNA news agency reported.
The earthquake's epicenter was located in depth of eight kilometers underground..
There has yet been no report on the possible number of casualties or damages.
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.