Magnitude 5.9 Quake Shakes Kermanshah

Magnitude 5.9 Quake Shakes Kermanshah  Magnitude 5.9 Quake Shakes Kermanshah

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the western regions on Sunday, injuring at least 140 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan Province in the south, state TV reported.  Up to now we have had reports of 140 injured and fortunately no fatalities, Houshang Bazvand, governor of the western province of Kermanshah, told the TV, adding that their injuries were not severe to require hospitalization. State media said the two earlier tremors of 4.7 and 5.7 magnitudes had damaged buildings in some villages without causing casualties. Morteza Salimi, head of rescue at Red Crescent Society, said  damage from the two earlier quakes appeared light. “Reports indicate that some walls have collapsed, but there is no major damage,” Salimi told IRNA. Iran is crisscrossed by major geological fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years. Last November, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Kermanshah Province, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands.

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