TEHRAN: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Iran close to the border with Turkey late Saturday, killing at the least two folks and injuring a whole bunch, state media stated.
The shallow quake hit the town of Khoy in West Azerbaijan province at 9:44pm (1814 GMT), the Seismological Heart of the College of Tehran stated.
“To this point this quake has left 580 injured and two lifeless,” West Azerbaijan governor Mohammad Sadegh Motamedian stated, quoted by IRNA information company.
“The minister of inside and the chief of the Purple Crescent Society are on their option to Khoy,” he added.
Iran sits astride the boundaries of a number of main tectonic plates and experiences frequent seismic exercise.
5.8 magnitude quake injures at the least 70 in Iran
On January 18, a 5.8 quake close to Khoy left a whole bunch injured.
In February 2020, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that rattled the western village of Habash-e Olya killed at the least 9 folks over the border in neighbouring Turkey.
Iran’s deadliest recorded quake was a 7.4-magnitude tremor in 1990 that killed 40,000 folks within the nation’s north, injured 300,000 and left half one million homeless.