Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4

Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4

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

The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the earthquakes hit near the Iraqi city of Mandali, which is just 75 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital. The USGS said the quake's magnitude was 5.5.

In November, a 7.3 magnitude natural disaster hit the same area and killed more than 530 people and injured thousands in Iran.

In November past year, a massive natural disaster of magnitude 7.3 struck areas near Iran-Iraq border.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was initially determined to be at 33.778 degrees north latitude and 45.741 degrees east longitude.

Iranian state television reported people rushed out into the streets amid the temblors. There were no reports of significant damage, and electricity and internet services were not interrupted in central Baghdad.

In November, a magnitude 7.3 quake struck the same border region between Iran and Iraq, killing 530 people and injuring more than 9,000.

According to Iran's official news agency IRNA, the quake rocked the village of Hojdaknear the city of Ravar.

Iran sits on major seismic fault lines and is prone to frequent earthquakes.