Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits western Iran

'The quake jolted the city of Sumar that is located between Ilam and Kermanshah provinces. So far, no fatalities or injuries have been reported,' a local official told TV. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 11, 2018, 08.01 AM (IST)

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Thursday. 

It has been reported that the earthquake was measured at 5.6 on the Richter scale.

News reports say that the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometres, or 400 miles, south of Tehran early on Thursday and the quake's depth was 10 kilometres.

"The quake jolted the city of Sumar that is located between Ilam and Kermanshah provinces. So far, no fatalities or injuries have been reported," a local official told TV.

There was no immediate report on damages or casualties. 

Media reports informed that residents rushed out to the streets after the quake.

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