Earthquake of Magnitude 5.9 Strikes Turkey-Iran Border
Last Updated: January 29, 2023, 07:18 IST
The quake had a magnitude of 5.6 and was at a depth of 10 km. (Image: Shutterstock)
Iranian media said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and hit Iran’s Western Azerbaijan province
An earthquake with a magnitude of up to 5.9 struck the Turkey-Iran border region on Saturday, destroying houses in a provincial capital in Iran, Iranian media and the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The earthquake killed at least three people and injured more than 300.
”According to the preliminary observations of the Fars reporter, the amount of destruction of houses and buildings in the city of Khoy is relatively high,” the semi-official news agency Fars reported.
The quake had a magnitude of 5.6 and was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), EMSC said. Iranian media said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and hit Iran’s Western Azerbaijan province.
Iranian emergency officials said rescue teams were despatched to the area and hospitals were put on alert, state media said.
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