Turkey, Middle East

Deadly 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits northern Iran

At least 5 people killed, more than 120 others injured

Burak Bir   | 08.11.2019
Deadly 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits northern Iran

TEHRAN 

At least five people were killed and over 120 others injured on Friday in a 5.9-magnitude earthquake in northern Iran, according to the state television. 

Iran's Press TV reported that the earthquake with a depth of 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) struck near the city of Tark.

Some 20 million people felt the quake across Iran and in neighboring Turkey, the report said citing the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.  

Mohammad Baqer Honar, head of the provincial crisis management center, said that eight rescue teams had been dispatched to the affected areas.

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