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Over 500 people are being reported injured after a reported 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Iran. The earthquake apparently happened around 8 p.m. Sunday night in Iran. It was said the earthquake was felt in the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. The quake was also felt in Kuwait.
As mentioned earlier, the earthquake struck in Western Iran. More precisely, it struck in the Kermanshah province in Iran near Sarpol-e Zahab.
The governor of the Kermanshah province, Houshang Bazvand, said that over 500 people were hurt and that they were mostly from rural areas. 33 people had to be taken to the hospital. The paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and the country’s military was deployed immediately following the earthquake. The governor said the situation is under control.
There has been damage reported from the 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 6.2 miles. It was reported that Iran State TV said 3.1 miles.
An earthquake struck near Sarpol-e Zahab last year that injured more than 9,000 people. That was a reported 7.3 magnitude earthquake.