As a result of the earthquake, which occurred on Friday in the North-West of Iran Laredo Sun, 5 people were killed and 120 were injured-the authorities said. According to the Geophysical Institute of the University of Tehran, the epicenter of the 5.9 magnitude tremors was located 120 km from the city of Tabriz.
The tremors caused panic in this home to 1.4 million people in the city. Frightened people in a fit jumped out, ran out of houses on streets and squares, – reports the state television. The depth of the tremors is estimated at 8 kilometers.
According to initial estimates, the earthquake must have a magnitude of 5.8, and its epicenter was near the town of Hasztrud in the state of Azerbaijan. The European-Mediterranean Seismological center EMSC located in southern France reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 51 km.
Iran is located at the intersection of major tectonic faults and therefore earthquakes are relatively frequent in its territory. In 2003, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 led to the death of about 31 thousand people and leveled the city of BAM, whose history dates back to ancient times.
Earlier, on November 28, 2018, about 650 people were injured in an earthquake that occurred in Western Iran, on the border with Iraq. There was relatively great material destruction, but no loss of life.