New earthquake hits Iran


Published: 2017-12-21 15:31

Last Updated: 2017-12-21 15:31

No deaths were reported (RT)
No deaths were reported (RT)
Roya News Source

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the Iranian town of Malard Wednesday evening, according to the Iran Seismological Center (ISC).

One person was injured, according to Iran’s Press TV.

According to ISC, the earthquake's depth was measured at 7 km, and took place about 50 km east of Iranian capital Tehran.

The quake was felt in the capital and in other provinces including Alborz, Qazvin, Ghilan and Qom.

Power lines in some Tehran towns have been reportedly cut off, while communication and internet systems went down.

In November, an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hit the same region, which resulted in the death of at least 530, while earlier this month, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit Iran.