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Iran: 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Kermanshah province April 1

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5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Kermanshah province, near Iranian-Iraqi border, April 1; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Sumar (Kermanshah province)


A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck 22 km (14 mi) south of Sumar city (Kermanshah province), near the Iranian-Iraqi border, at approximately 14:37 (local time) on Monday, April 1. No associated damages or casualties were immediately reported. Aftershocks are possible in the area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals present in the affected region 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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