Iran General NewsFourth powerful earthquake jolts western Iran

Fourth powerful earthquake jolts western Iran

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 31 – A fourth powerful earthquake has struck Iran’s western province of Lorestan, the state-run news agency Fars reported on Friday.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Mar. 31 – A fourth powerful earthquake has struck Iran’s western province of Lorestan, the state-run news agency Fars reported on Friday.

The latest quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck close to the industrial city of Doroud at approximately 15:24 Tehran time on Friday.

Since Thursday evening, there have been more than a dozen other earthquakes in the province three of which were considered powerful.

The quakes have left at least 66 people dead and more than 1,250 injured. Several hundred villages in the province were flattened in the tremors.

The most powerful of the quakes with a magnitude of 6.0 struck the city of Doroud as people were asleep in the early hours of the day.

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