A series of earthquakes measuring five or more on the Richter scale have struck along the Iran-Iraq border, according to the US Geological Survey. According to the Azad News Agency, a crisis management team is being deployed to Kermanshah, although there are now no reports of any injuries. Mandali is right on the border between the two nations.
All the earthquakes struck within an hour of each other, beginning at 0659 GMT (1759 AEDT). The USGS said the quake's magnitude was 5.5. Earthquakes that register as 5 are considered moderate.
Iranian authorities offered similar figures for the earthquakes on state television.
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The temblors hit on Thursday morning, were felt far and wide and even rattled the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. It says the quake's depth was 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles. Extensive damage was caused to infrastructure in the area.
In November, a major 7.3 magnitude quake struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone. There is no information about injured people and destroyed buildings.