At least four people were injured in several strong earthquakes in the western Iranian provinces of Kermanshah and Ilam on Thursday, state IRIB TV reported. The scientist says it appears that all are aftershocks from a November temblor that killed over 530 people.
"It's ongoing activity there". Many people are still living in temporary homes and tents.
The November natural disaster hit hardest in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah, which is only 80km from where most of Thursday's earthquakes struck.
More than 530 people died in that natural disaster in Iran.
Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.
A magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the historic city of Bam in south Iran and killed 26,000 people in 2003. No injuries or damage were reported.
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