Aftershocks hit Iran-Iraq border after deadly November quake

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

Iran´s western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong quake on Thursday, state TV reported.

A series of moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage.

A series of six moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday, lightly injuring five people, the ISNA news agency reported, almost two months after a powerful tremor killed more than 600 people.

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Seven had a preliminary magnitude of at least 5, while the eighth natural disaster was a magnitude 4.

The epicentre, with a depth of 8km, was determined to be at 33.78 degrees latitude and 45.74 degrees longitude. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured, all in the country's northern Kurdish region, according to the UN. The quake had left around 328 people dead.

That area is home to many shallow faults, he said.

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"It's ongoing activity there", Baldwin said.

More than 530 people died in that natural disaster in Iran.

Iran is located over major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. No injuries or damage were reported. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake had flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people, said reports. Earlier in the morning, a 5.1-magnitude quake had rattled Kerman province in southern Iran.

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Late Thursday afternoon, another 4.8 magnitude quake struck in Kerman, according to the USGS.

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