На северо-западе Ирана произошло землетрясение магнитудой 5

In the Province of West Azerbaijan in the north-west of Iran, an earthquake of magnitude took place 5.

According to the National Seismological Center of Iri, the underground shocks were recorded at 15:17 local time in the city of Hoy, located near the border with Turkey.

The focus of the earthquake lay at a depth of 16 km.

Local media reports that tremors were felt in the cities of Urmia and Tabriz.

Employees of the Iranian Red Crescent Society were sent to the distress zone immediately after the earthquake, the representative of the Company in Western Azerbaijan Hamid Makhbubi.

Makhbub promised to provide detailed information about the victims and destruction later.

January 28 in the city of Hoy, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred, as a result of which three people were killed, 1167 people were injured.