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Magnitude 5.1 Quake Jolts Western Iran, Over 20 Hurt

A damaged building is seen following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran in November, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Tasnim News Agency

Dubai: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, injuring 21 people, state television reported.

Two of those injured had to be hospitalised, and the rest were released after receiving treatment, it said.

A 7.3-magnitude quake killed more than 600 people in the same area in November, and there have been numerous aftershocks.