The magnitude of the tremors was downgraded by the EMSC later to 5.6, while the initial report suggested that the northwestern region of Iran has been hit by the more powerful quake.
The epicenter of the quake initially reported as a magnitude 6.0, was located some 65 km (40 miles) of Herowabad.
There have been no reports on casualties or damage so far. Iran is located in a seismically active zone and often suffers from powerful earthquakes. In November 2018, a disastrous 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s border with Iraq leaving hundreds killed and injured.
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