TV: Western Iran is hit with Magnitude 5.1 Quake, No Casualties Proclaimed

Iranian state TV reported that on Wednesday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Iran’s western province of Lorestan, adding that there were no instant reports of casualties.

This earthquake occurred near the city of Firouzabad and was at a depth of 7 km (4.4 miles), state TV reported. They further informed that “Four rescue teams have been dispatched to the area,”. 

Criss-crossed by various significant fault lines, Iran is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the whole world.  

In 2003, an earthquake of 6.6 magnitudes in Kerman province wiped out 31,000 people and flattened the ancient city of Bam.

In 2017, an earthquake of 7 magnitudes in western Iran claimed the lives of over 600 people and injured over 9,000.

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