A small earthquake shook a small town in western Iran near the Iraqi page. According to preliminary data from the Iranian media, injured eight people, the buildings were seriously damaged.
Magnitude of the earthquake was 5.5 points in the sparsely populated area near the city Mourmouri, about 480 km. south-west of the capital Tehran. The statement also said that the people in the earthquake jumped out of their homes in Mourmouri and ran away from them. Were also damaged buildings in neighboring cities and Abdanan Dehloran. Over the past few weeks there have been several dozen earthquakes that were completely destroyed 30 houses.
Iran is located on seismic fault and therefore highly prone to frequent earthquakes. On average, there is one slight quake a day. In 2003, almost 26,000 people were killed in an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 points, which was also flattened the historic city of Bam, located in the southeast of the country.