BBC Arabic's Rami Ruhayem reports from Iraq's Darbandikhan dam which has developed cracks following Sunday's earthquake.

Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity. Analysis by Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent.

You may also be interested in: The Documentary: Life on the world's fault lines Analysis by Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent Iran is one of those regions of the world that is all too familiar with quakes, and has experienced some very big tremors in the past. Iran's deadliest earthquake was in 1990 when 40,000 people died and half a million were left homeless. Posted at 10:17 14 Nov 2017 Iran quake survivors plead for help Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity. Iran's Fars news agency said the depth of the quake had reduced its impact to the size of a magnitude-4.0 tremor on the surface. Iran has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 3 earthquakes in the past 7 days Why is Iran prone to earthquakes? Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity. The latest earthquakes in Iran. A strong earthquake has hit dozens of villages in southern Iran, killing at least 500 people and hurting many more. The 6.4-magnitude quake struck just before 0600 (0230 GMT) and was centred near Zarand in Kerman province, 740km (460 miles) from the capital, Tehran.

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