Western Iran hit by magnitude 6.3 earthquake
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran on Monday, the U.S. Geological survey which monitors quakes worldwide reported, according to Agence France-Presse.
The quake, with an epicenter at 36 kilometers southeast of the Iranian city of Abdanan whicl lies near the border with Iraq, struck at 02:32 GMT Monday, the USGS reported.
The quake epicenter was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.
Iran stands on several seismic fault lines.
In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran and neighboring Pakistan, killing 40 people.
A massive quake in December 2003 struck the southern city of Bam, killing 26,000 people and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.