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23 Feb 2020 | 06:33 AM UTC

Iran: 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Iran border February 23

Iran News Alert

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit along the Iran-Turkey border northwest of Salmas (Iran) on February 23; aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 2/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Chaldoran, Salmas, Saray (Turkey)

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake approximately 44 km (27 mi) northwest of Salmas in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province near the border with Turkey at 09:23 (local time). According to the USGS, the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). No damages were immediately reported.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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