8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Tremors felt in Erbil as 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Kermanshah

First responders search through the rubble in Iran’s Kermanshah province following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake

Several earthquakes measuring over 5 magnitude Thursday hit border areas inside neighboring Iran and were felt in eastern and central Iraq, geological website and Iraqi official television reported.

Online reports said people rushed into the streets as the tremors hit.

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"It's ongoing activity there", Baldwin said. In Baghdad, people felt a quake shake the Iraqi capital, followed by what felt like aftershocks. Earlier in the morning, a 5.1-magnitude quake had rattled Kerman province in southern Iran. According to the Azad News Agency, a crisis management team is being deployed to Kermanshah, although there are now no reports of any injuries.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of the damages inflicted on the quake-hit area.

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The epicentre, with a depth of 8km, was determined to be at 33.78 degrees latitude and 45.74 degrees longitude. Local media reported that an earlier natural disaster hit Baghdad and central Iraq at around 10am (0700 GMT).

Iran is prone to near-daily quakes as it sits on major fault lines.

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Last year, a 7.3-magnitude natural disaster hit villages and towns in Kermanshah province, killing 620 people and injuring thousands of others. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26 000 people.

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