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Posted at: Nov 8, 2019, 9:13 AM; last updated: Nov 8, 2019, 9:13 AM (IST)

5.9 magnitude earthquake in Iran kills 5, injures 120

5.9 magnitude earthquake in Iran kills 5, injures 120
Pirhossein Koulivand told state TV about the deaths and injuries on Friday morning. Thinkstock

Tehran, November 8

An emergency official says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northwestern Iran has killed at least five people and injured 120 others.

Pirhossein Koulivand told state TV about the deaths and injuries on Friday morning.

The quake hit at 2.20 am on Friday in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. It says the temblor occurred at a depth of 2 kilometres.

The US Geological Survey puts the quake’s magnitude at 5.8 at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage. AP

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