Magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Iran kills 6, injures 345

November 8, 2019: At least five people have been killed and 345 others have been injured after magnitude 5.9 earthquake in north-western Iran.

According to the Iran's Seismological Center, the earthquake occurred at 2:17 a.m. local time in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province. The earthquake occurred at 8 km depth.

The epicenter was located 115 km WNW of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran.

The Red Crescent  is supporting the affected people by providing emergency shelter and distributing food & relief items. Over 30 teams and two helicopters have been sent to assess the damage.

The tremor was also felt in Tehran.

On 12 November 2017, magnitude 7.3 earthquake with epicenter at Iran-Iraq border killed 630 people.


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