More than 530 people died in that quake in Iran.
Back on November 12, another massive quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had rattled Kermanshah province and killed at least 620 people.
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"It's ongoing activity there", Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the USGS told The Associated Press. On Nov. 12, on the Iran-Iraq border there were two stronger quakes with magnitude 7.2 and 7.3 at the Richter.
The U.S. Geological Survey says three earthquakes with a magnitude of around 5 have struck along the Iran-Iraq border. According to the Azad News Agency, a crisis management team is being deployed to Kermanshah, although there are now no reports of any injuries. The depth of the epicentre was around 10 km.
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Iranian state television reported people rushed out into the streets amid the temblors.
The region was rocked by a devastating quake last November, in which more than 400 people were killed and around 6,700 injured. There were no reports of significant damage, and electricity and internet services were not interrupted in central Baghdad.
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Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country.