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25 Nov 2018 | 08:54 PM UTC

Iran: Hundreds injured following earthquake in Kermanshah province Nov. 25 /update 1

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At least 361 people injured following 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah province on November 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Kermanshah province

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According to officials in Kermanshah province, at least 361 people were injured after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale struck 20 km (12.5 mi) southwest of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab at approximately 20:07 (local time) on Sunday, November 25. According to local sources, no major damage to buildings or infrastructure was reported. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.


Iran is located in a highly active seismic zone and earthquakes are common. Notably, in November 2017 a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the Iran-Iraq border, leaving at least 620 people dead and thousands of others injured. 


Individuals present in the affected regions are advised to be prepared for aftershocks and to adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows, and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.  


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