Iran four Quakes

Iran four earthquakes, including one with a magnitude 6, shook western Kermanshah province  today, killing at least two people and injuring 310.

 

On Sunday, the quakes began after 2:30 a.m. with the magnitude 6 striking near the city of Javanrud, 460 kilometres west of the capital, Tehran. There were then three apparent aftershocks until sunrise, all at least magnitude 4.

State television aired images of bricks and masonry that smashed a sedan, shattered glass filling a stairwell and cracks in walls. It said every city in Kermanshah province felt the initial temblor.

At least two people were killed, according to state television, including a pregnant woman and a 70-year-old man.

The quakes began after 2:30 am local time with the magnitude of 6 striking near the city of Javanrud, west of the capital, Tehran. There were then three apparent aftershocks until sunrise, all at least of magnitude 4. State television said every city in Kermanshah province felt the initial temblor. Authorities said, rescue teams had been deployed to the area. President Hassan Rouhani ordered Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to provide immediate relief to the earthquake-stricken region.

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