Tehran - The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Iran near its border with Iraq.
The earthquake Sunday night hit near Sarpol-e-Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province.
State television in Iran reported the quake, saying it had magnitude of 6.4.
Varying magnitudes are common in the immediate aftermath of a temblor.
The earthquake was shallow, which can cause severe damage. It was felt as far as Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.
A November 2017 earthquake in the same area killed over 400 people.