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Huge 6.1 earthquake hits Iran and Iraq

August 26, 2018 12:15 AM
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Huge 6.1 earthquake hits Iran and Iraq

A STRONG 6.1 earthquake has hit Western Iran, near the border with Iraq.

Last year a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the province of Jermansheh, near the border with Iraq.

According to the Richter scale, the effects may include damage to a moderate number of well-built structures in populated areas and severe damage to poorly designed structures.

Magnitude 6 earthquakes are felt in wider areas; up to hundreds of miles/kilometres from the epicentre.

The quake was orginally reported to be 6.2, but it was later downgraded to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake.

Source: express.co.uk

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