3 Earthquakes Strike Western Iran, 1 Killed, 100 Injured

3 Earthquakes Strike Western Iran, 1 Killed, 100 Injured
Earthquake in Western Iran on Aug. 25, 2018. (Screenshot/USGS)

TEHRAN, Iran—A series of three earthquakes, included one at magnitude 6.0, have struck western Iran, with state media reporting one person has been killed and some 100 others injured.

The first shallow quake struck about 55 miles west-northwest of Kermanshah. The quake was felt as far away as Baghdad, according to Iraqi state television, which also said there were no injuries recorded.

The U.S. Geological Survey says two other earthquakes magnitudes 4.4 and 4.2 respectively struck early Sunday near the city of Javanrud in Iran’s Kermanshah province.

The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand for the figure of the injured. The news agency reported a 70-year-old man died of a heart attack in the midst of the earthquakes.

In November 2017, a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured.

Iran sits on a series of faults that cause earthquakes.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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