Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes northwest Iran

Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes northwest Iran
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  • calendar-gray 20 December 2020

A magnitude-4.5 earthquake shook Iran’s northwest near the Turkish border on Sunday, APA reports citing the official Iranian news agency IRNA.

IRNA said there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake in the region of Qotur in Iran’s West Azerbaijan struck at a shallow depth of 5 km (3 miles), IRNA said.

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake in February in the same area on the Iran-Turkey border killed nine people in Turkey, injured more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, and caused buildings to collapse across southeastern Turkey.

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