Earthquake Alert: 5.6 Magnitude Hits Iran-Iraq Border

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An earthquake hit the Iraq-Iran border this morning, registering 5.6 on the Richter scale, reports the U.S. Geological Survey. Currently, no reports of damages or injuries have been reported. Emergency crews were last spotted in the area, near Qasr-e-Shirin, which is the capital of the Kermanshah province. This is about 10km from the Iran-Iraq border.

Tremors continue for areas in and around the border, authorities are advising travelers to exercise caution. Earlier this year, a horrid 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the border near Pakistan, causing a devastation as hundreds were reported missing and dead.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the Iran-Iraq border this Friday morning. It is cautioned to stay away from the away until emergency crews have cleared the path. Have an update not reported here? Please leave a comment.

Angelina Bouc

Sources
USGS