At least Two Killed, 300 Injured in Iran Earthquake

August 27

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has killed at least two people and injured more than 300 others. There were reports that the quake was felt as far away as Baghdad.

A shallow earthquake struck early Sunday about 26 kilometers (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in Iran’s Kermanshah province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Local media reported that at least two people were killed and 310 were injured.

The mountainous area near the border with Iraq was also the site of a powerful tremor that killed more than 600 people last November.