According to state media, rescue teams were dispatched to the area and hospitals were put on alert.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Turkey-Iran border region on Saturday evening, destroying houses in a provincial capital of Iran.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 and its focal depth was 10 km. Iranian media reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.
“According to the preliminary observations of the Fars reporter, the extent of the destruction of houses and buildings in Hoi town is relatively large,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Iranian emergency officials said rescue teams were sent to the area and hospitals were put on alert, according to state media.
#Earthquake 8 km SW of #Khvoy (#Iran) 24 min ago (local time 21:44:47). Updated map – Colored dots represent local shaking & damage level reported by eyewitnesses. Share your experience via:
— EMSC (@LastQuake) January 28, 2023
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