World Middle East 05 Apr 2017 6.1 magnitude earthq ...

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Iran's city of Mashhad

AP
Published Apr 5, 2017, 1:04 pm IST
Updated Apr 5, 2017, 1:05 pm IST
There was no immediate information on possible damage or injuries.
Iran is prone to earthquakes due to a number of faults in the Middle Eastern nation. (Photo: Representational)
 Iran is prone to earthquakes due to a number of faults in the Middle Eastern nation. (Photo: Representational)

Tehran: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck northern Iran. Iranian state television described the temblor as hitting on Wednesday near Mashaad, the country's second-largest city.

It offered no immediate information on possible damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey described the earthquake as a magnitude 6.1.

 

Iran is prone to earthquakes due to a number of faults in the Middle Eastern nation.

In 2003, around 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern Iranian city of Bam.

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Location: Iran, Teheran, Teheran




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