Iran Earthquake: The northwestern country of Asia, Iran, has been shaken by the earthquake. A severe earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has occurred in Iran, which has caused huge devastation. So far, about 7 deaths have been reported in Iran, while more than 440 people are said to be injured. The earthquake occurred in Khoy City in northwestern Iran. Apart from this, tremors have also been felt in many cities.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit Khoy city of North-West Iran’s West Azarbaijan province on Saturday night, ANI reported citing Iran media reports. The tremors of the earthquake were very strong. At least seven people have been killed and more than 440 have been injured. According to media reports, tremors were also felt in several other cities, including Tabriz, the provincial capital of neighboring East Azerbaijan.
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Iran has suffered many devastation due to earthquake
It is noteworthy that earthquakes have been frequent in Iran. On 2 July 2022, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran, killing five people and injuring 44 others. According to media reports, aftershocks caused people to take to the streets, which also damaged buildings and infrastructure.
In 2017 also a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted western Iran, killing over 600 people and injuring over 9,000. Earlier in 2003 a 6.6 magnitude earthquake damaged the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
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