At least five killed, over 300 injured in Iran quake

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According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the natural disaster was at a depth of 10km, although Iran's Seismological Center said it was at a depth of 8km.

At least five people have been killed and 120 others injured after a 5.8-magnitude quake struck northwestern Iran, Iranian state-owned Press TV reported. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

In 2017, a magnitude 7 quake struck that struck western Iran and killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.

The head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, gave the casualty figures to state television.

The EMSC said that some 20 million people felt the quake.

Rescuers have been dispatched to the region, officials said, with 30 homes reportedly destroyed at the epicenter of the quake.

Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity.

Tabriz has been the site of many deadly earthquakes throughout history.

On November 6, a 5.4-magnitude quake struck the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.

Hundreds of people from as far away as Sylmar, Pomona and Santa Barbara reported feeling the tremors to the agency.

According to the USGS, a 7.4-magnitude natural disaster struck the region about 190 kilometers southeast of the November 8 quake, killing almost 50,000 people.

A 6.6-magnitude quake in the south-eastern Iranian city of Bam in 2003 killed around 26,000 people.

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