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3 killed, 20 injured in Iran natural disaster

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Magnitude 2.3 earthquake shakes northeast of San Simeon | San Luis Obispo Tribune

For your information, tell us that the American Geological Survey has given an quake of 5.8 and its center at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi).

A strong quake of magnitude 5.8 struck northwestern Iran today, killing at least six people and injuring more than 300, according to Iranian state media.

More than 40 aftershocks have been reported, while emergency and evaluation teams are operating and Red Crescent teams have been dispatched to the area. It put the epicenter near the town of Asbforushan. A total of 192 people reportedly felt the quake.

Aid has been sent to the region, according to officials, who said the temblor destroyed 30 homes at its epicenter. A number of houses were reported demolished in the city of Turkmenchay.

As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive. Shallower earthquakes are more likely to cause greater damage.

More recently, in 2017, a magnitude 7 natural disaster hit the Iran-Iraq border region, killing 600 people and injuring more than 9,000. It said that the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of two kilometers (1.2 mi).

Iran sits where two major tectonic plates meet and sees frequent seismic activity.

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

The natural disaster was felt in five other provinces adjacent to the quake-hit region.

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

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