Remote Region of Iran Jolted by 5.7M Quake
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake has jolted a remote area in the northeast of the country.
The Saturday report said the epicenter of the quake wasthe town of Pishqaleh, with a population of about 2,000 people, some 800 kilometres (498 miles) northeast of the capital Tehran.
The earthquake led to a power outage, but there have been no reports on casualties yet.
Rescue teams have been deployed, the report added.
The struck area is a farming region close to the Turkmenistan border.
Iran is prone to daily quakes at it sits on many major fault lines.
In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake flattened historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
Important update 21:18 UTC : We are very sad to report that at least 2 people lost their live and 210 were injured, some severely
Update Via: earthquake-report