Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Iran, felt in Armenia

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit 23 km southeast of the city of Khoy in Iran at 07:16 local time (03:16 GMT), the Armenian Seismic Protection Service reports.

The quake was registered at the depth of 10 km. The intensity reached 7 at the epicenter.

The tremor was felt in Armenia’s Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Kotayk and Ararat regions, as well as capital Yerevan.

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