Earthquake Latest Update: Earthquake has shaken the earth of Iran. 7 people have died due to the earthquake. At the same time, 440 people have been injured. Rescue operation is going on.
New Delhi: The earth of Iran was shaken by a strong earthquake last night. The intensity of this earthquake has been measured at 5.9 on the Richter Scale. 7 people have died due to the earthquake. Apart from this, 440 people have been injured. Relief-rescue work is going on. The injured have been admitted to the hospital. There is an atmosphere of chaos. However, the administration has appealed to the people to maintain peace. Let us tell you that earthquake tremors have occurred in western Azerbaijan province near the Turkey-Iran border in north-west Iran. The lost city is the most affected by the earthquake.
The quake’s epicenter is said to be Khoy, a city in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 5.9 – 7 km SW of Khowy, Iran https://t.co/Rjmgz05sSM
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) January 28, 2023
Iranian emergency officials said rescue teams were dispatched to the area in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province and hospitals were put on alert, according to state media.
An emergency official told state TV that it was snowing in some of the affected areas, with freezing temperatures and some power cuts reported.
Major geological faultlines crisscross Iran, which has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.