Powerful earthquake hits western Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
A powerful earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook two Iranian western provinces of Kermanshah and Ilam on Jan. 11 morning.
The earthquake's epicenter was located at a depth of 8 kilometers underground near the town of Soumar in Kermanshah province, Iran’s state-run IRINN TV reported.
There was no immediate report on possible casualties or damage.
Last November, a 7.2 magnitude quake killed more than 600 people in Kermanshah. Since then several moderate tremors have jolted parts of the country.