October 15-16, on the border of Iran and Iraq there was recorded a series of aftershocks with the magnitude of 4 to 6. The hearth of the earthquakes lied at the depth of 10 km, the epicenter was located 56 km north-west of the city of Shush, reports NEWSru.co.il with reference to the website of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.
According to the Iranian media reports, about 20 people received injuries of varying severity.
August 18 and 24 this year there were recorded earthquakes of magnitude up to 6.2 in the same area. At that time at least 40 people were injured. The earthquakes caused extensive material damage.
Iran is located in a seismic zone. Previous powerful earthquake occurred in April 2013, in the south-east of the country. Its magnitude was 7.8, and it killed about 40 people. Another earthquake that struck the country in November, took the lives of seven (according to other sources, eight) persons.
In 2003, the earthquake of magnitude 6.6 destroyed the ancient city of Bam, one of the most important transit points on the Silk Road. It killed more than 26 thousand people, 30 thousand were injured, up to 90% of buildings and infrastructure of the city were destroyed.