Quake of 5.1 magnitude jolts southern Iran

Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4

The Latest: US expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual

More than 530 people died in that natural disaster in Iran.

Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there".

An natural disaster of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale was registered in the western part of Iran, the Euro-Mediterranean seismic center reported. "If there was a stressed fault that's ready to move, they happen like that until the stresses are relieved, so it's not too unusual". In Baghdad, people felt a quake shake the Iraqi capital, followed by what felt like aftershocks.

Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported.

USGS earthquake map
USGS earthquake map

The USGS says the preliminary magnitude of six of the temblors was at least 5, while the seventh was a magnitude 4.

On November 12, a 7.3-magnitude quake hit Kermanshah, killing more than 620 people and injuring around 10,000 others, mainly in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab and the nearby villages. The epicentre of the quake is said to be located close to the village of Hojedk in Kerman province.

The first natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude hit area at about 10:00 a.m. (0700 GMT), located some 18 km east of the Iraqi town of Mandly on the border with Iran, at depth of 10 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

No casualty or damage has been reported by far.

Disaster Artist James Franco get accused by 5 women of sexual misconduct
Franco has denied the Twitter accusations and, through his lawyer, disputed all the allegations in the Times story. Colbert followed up by asking if there was a way to have this discussion off social media.

Latest News