Iran earthquake: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter Scale struck northwest Iran, killing a minimum of seven and injuring 440 individuals to date. As per the official information company IRNA, the earthquake occurred in Khoy metropolis close to the Iran-Turkey border on Saturday at 9:44 PM (native time).
The tremors have been reportedly fairly sturdy and have been felt in lots of areas of the West Azerbaijan province of Iran. It was additionally felt in a number of cities, together with Tabriz, the provincial capital of neighbouring East Azerbaijan.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) acknowledged that the quake occurred at 23:44:44 (UTC+05:30) and hit 14 km south-southwest of Khoy at a depth of 10 km.
In the meantime, a loud explosion additionally occurred at a army plant in Iran’s central metropolis of Isfahan. Citing the nation’s defence ministry, Iran’s media claimed that it was an “unsuccessful” drone assault.
Is Iran vulnerable to earthquakes?
Earlier in July 2022, a minimum of 5 individuals have been killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran. In response to reviews, the epicentre was close to Sayeh Khosh village, which is residence to round 300 individuals in Hormozgan province, some 1,000 kilometres south of the capital, Tehran. The earthquake was felt in lots of neighbouring nations, the report mentioned.
It needs to be famous right here that Iran lies on main seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on common. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic metropolis of Bam, killing 26,000 individuals. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed greater than 600 individuals and injured greater than 9,000.
Additional particulars are awaited.
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