More than seven hundred people were injured in a six-point-four-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll today.
The quake struck Kermanshah province late Sunday, with an epicenter seventeen kilometers southwest of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, according to the country’s institute of geophysics. State television, citing the emergency services, said that seven hundred and sixteen people have been injured, but there were no reports of deaths or major damage.
State TV showed images of cracked walls inside homes, but said only thirty-three of those injured remained in hospital on Monday morning. The initial quake, around seven kilometres deep, was followed by several aftershocks including one with a magnitude of five-point-two.
An official with Iran’s Red Crescent Society,MortezaSalimi, said most of Sunday’s casualties had been injured in a stampede sparked by the first tremors.