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Strong Earthquake Strikes Northeast of Iran

Sat 26 Sep 2020 | 07:22 PM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

On Saturday, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Iran on the border with Turkmenistan, Iranian state television reported.

The national television said that the earthquake occurred in the Marawah Tebah region in the Golestan region.

It added that the quake was 10 kilometers deep yet, with no casualties or possible damage reported.

In June, a quake struck the Iranian-Iraqi border area, and it was 10 kilometers deep. But It did not cause any casualties or material losses.

Iran is located at the confluence of several tectonic plates and is crossed by several geological faults, making it vulnerable to intense seismic activity.

In 1990, the country witnessed the deadliest earthquake in the last three decades, when 40,000 people died, and half a million got displaced by a 7.3-magnitude quake in the north of the country.