According to Iran's state TV, the western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong quake. It says the quake's depth was 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles. There is no information about injured people and destroyed buildings.
Geophysicist Randy Baldwin told The Associated Press on Thursday that such quakes should be expected in the region after the November 7.2 magnitude temblor.
In November previous year, a massive quake of magnitude 7.3 struck areas near Iran-Iraq border.
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There were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage caused by the natural disaster near the western city of Kermanshah.
The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the earthquakes hit near the Iraqi city of Mandali, which is just 75 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital.
"It's ongoing activity there". Scientists consider earthquakes of magnitude 5 as moderate. While Iranian government has offered loans for those affected to rebuild their homes, many still live in tents or temporary shipping containers-style homes and face the rains and cold of winter.
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Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences nearly a quake per day on average.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the historic city of Bam in south Iran and killed 26,000 people in 2003.
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Besides, a 5.4-magnitude quake jolted Zarneh region in Iran's Ilam province.