Deadly 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Iran, felt in Armenia

At least five people have been killed and 120 others injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Iran.

The earthquake measured 8-9 at the epicenter 45 km south of the city of Ardebil and 210 km southeast of Armenia’s Meghri, the Armenian National Survey for Seismic Protections reported.

The quake was felt in Kapan, Meghri and Goris cities in Armenia’s Syunik Province, as well as Yeghegnadzoz, Vayk, Ararat and Yerevan.

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