5.1-Richter quake jolts western Kermanshah province

TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has hit the vicinity of Gilan-e Gharb in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

According to Iran’s Seismological Center affiliated to the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred at 13:46 p.m. local time (GMT+4:30) on Sunday at a depth of 8 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 45.62 degrees longitude (west) and 34.25 degrees latitude (north).

According to Governor of Gilan-e Gharb Kourosh Mahmoudian, the quake hit an unpopulated area, and "fortunately there have not been any casualties or damages after the earthquake."

Rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the affected areas to assess the situation.

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