Death toll in Iran's earthquake climbs to five - UPDATED

Death toll in Iran
# 08 November 2019 09:18 (UTC +04:00)

At least five people were killed and 120 more injured in the earthquake that rocked north-western Iran early Friday, APA reports citing TASS.


The epicenter of the quake was registered some 118 km east from Tabriz at the depth of 51 km, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), APA reports.

The magnitude of the tremors was downgraded by the EMSC later to 5.6, while the initial report suggested that the northwestern region of Iran has been hit by the more powerful quake.

The epicenter of the quake initially reported as a magnitude 6.0, was located some 65 km (40 miles) of Herowabad.