Iran earthquake: At least 5 killed, 120 injured in deadly 5.9 magnitude temblor

The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). According to the Survey, shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage.


                            Iran earthquake: At least 5 killed, 120 injured in deadly 5.9 magnitude temblor

TEHRAN, IRAN: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early on Friday, November 8, killing at least five people and injuring 120 others, according to official statements.

The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2.17 am local time, Iran's seismological center said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). According to the Survey, shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage.

Iran is on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on an average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

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