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Three magnitude-5 earthquakes strike Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad - USGS

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Kenny Thornton | 12 January, 2018, 23:20

Last year, a 7.3-magnitude natural disaster hit villages and towns in Kermanshah province, killing 620 people and injuring thousands of others.

Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there". Earthquakes at magnitude 5 can cause considerable damage. Six had a preliminary magnitude of at least 5, while two registered at magnitude 4.

Iraqi state TV said there were no reports of significant damage or fatalities in Baghdad or the central provinces of Wasit and Diyala where the tremor was also felt.

All the earthquakes struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the USGS. The last deadly quake was in 2003, where a 6.6 magnitude natural disaster killed 26,000 people in the city of Bam. There was no immediate report on damages or casualties.

Patients dying prematurely in A&E corridors, department heads warn Theresa May
In December 2016, 86.2% of A&E patients were seen in time, meaning the NHS success rate has fallen by 1.1% in just 12 months. However, the trust says it has seen a "significant" improvement in ambulance handover times this week.

Earlier on Thursday, the USGS said a magnitude-4.9 quake hit Iran's southern province of Kerman before dawn. The media say residents rushed out to the streets after the quake.

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

A magnitude 7.3 quake in the same area in mid-November killed at least 530 and injured more than 8000. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

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