Six quakes hit Iran

Residents in Baghdad felt an initial quake followed by aftershocks

Earlier in November, a magnitude 7.3 natural disaster struck western Iran, killing more than 600 and injuring more than 9,000. In Baghdad, people felt a quake shake the Iraqi capital, followed by what felt like aftershocks.

Back on November 12, another massive natural disaster measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had rattled Kermanshah province and killed at least 620 people.

Baghdad/Ankara - An natural disaster jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.

It said the quakes struck at depths of between eight and 12 kilometres.

Iran´s western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong quake on Thursday, state TV reported.

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"It's ongoing activity there", Baldwin said. While Iranian government has offered loans for those affected to rebuild their homes, many still live in tents or temporary shipping containers-style homes and face the rains and cold of winter.

Iran is prone to near-daily quakes as it sits on major fault lines.

A magnitude 6.6 natural disaster flattened the historic city of Bam in south Iran and killed 26,000 people in 2003. No injuries or damage were reported.

The official IRNA news agency says the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of Tehran early on Thursday.

Besides, a 5.4-magnitude quake jolted Zarneh region in Iran's Ilam province.

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