A stray dog stands on the debris of the house damaged by the 2015 earthquake as a crow sits on a bamboo pole at a reconstruction site in Bungamati, Lalitpur, Nepal, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people.Scientists consider earthquakes of magnitude 5 as moderate.In November, a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone.The November earthquake hit hardest in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah, which is only 80 kilometers from where most of Thursday's earthquakes struck.Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.
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