Five killed and hundreds injured in Iran earthquake

India Daily Post: The 5.9-magnitude tremor struck in the early hours of Friday in East Azerbaijan province, Iran’s Seismological Center said.

Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake destroyed the historic city of Bam in the south-east of the country, killing 26,000 people.

More recently, in 2017, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border region, killing 600 people and injuring more than 9,000.

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

What happened with the latest quake?

Injured 312 – though only a dozen or more of them required treatment in hospital.

 

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