Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes Iran, kills 2

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Tehran: An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the city of Khoy in Iran on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The quake resulted in the death of 2 people and injured around 70 others, causing tremors in many cities nearby, according to TRT world.

It occurred at 23:44:44 (UTC+05:30) and hit 14 km SSW of Khowy, Iran on Saturday at a depth of 10 km, USGS stated.

As per the Iranian news agency, IRNA, the tremors were quite strong and were felt in many areas of the West Azerbaijan province of Iran. It was also felt in several cities, including Tabriz, the provincial capital of neighbouring East Azerbaijan.

Khoy is a city and capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran.

No casualties have been reported yet.


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