An earthquake measuring up to 5.9 struck the border region between Turkey and Iran on Saturday, destroying homes in a key provincial city in Iran, Iranian media and the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.
“The destruction of some houses and buildings in Khoy city is relatively high,” Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran’s emergency services, told YJC news agency.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 and was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi), EMSC said. Iranian media said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck near the city of Khoy in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.
Rescue teams have been sent to the area and hospitals have been alerted, state media said.
An emergency official told state television that some areas hit by the earthquake were snowing in freezing temperatures and there were some power outages.
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