5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Tehran

Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017


An  earthquake of magnitude 5.2 has struck Iran’s capital Tehran, however there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.



As per reports  the quake hit just before 11.30pm Wednesday local time.


The epicentre was at Meshkin Dasht in Alborz Province was the epicenter located 50 km west of Tehran.



Morteza Salimi, the head of Relief and Rescue Organization of Iran’s Red Crescent said that the earthquake was also felt in the cities of Karaj, Qom and Qazvin.



Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Iran’s National Disaster Management Organization said that till now there have been no reports or damage.



The residents flooded to streets and parks after being scared after the strong aftershock.



Aviation Iran mentioned that flights into and out of Tehran Mehrabad Airport are unaffected, despite the earthquake.



The quake occurred after five weeks being hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.2  killing over 620 people.

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