Iran quake kills at least six, injures 300

Magnitude 2.3 earthquake shakes northeast of San Simeon | San Luis Obispo Tribune

According to initial reports on state television, a nighttime natural disaster in northwestern Iran has caused great havoc and damage.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.8 quake struck at 2:17 a.m. (2247 GMT) 83 km (52 miles) southwest of Ardabil in East Azerbaijan province.

At least five people were killed and more than 300 injured as a 5.9-magnitude natural disaster hit north-western Iran in the early hours of Friday morning, Iranian media reported. The area is about 400 kilometers northwest of Tehran.

Last year, a quake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border in November killed at least 361 people.

State news agency IRNA said the quake was followed by more than 60 aftershocks, causing panic among residents who rushed out of their houses in the middle of the night.

More news: Bill Gates criticises Elizabeth Warren's plan for tax on super-rich

The provincial governor, Mohammad-Reza Pourmohammadi, told Iranian media that rescue operations were underway in 41 villages, but the damage was largely concentrated in two, Varnakesh and Varzaghan.

Iran is prone to earthquakes as it sits on major fault lines and experiences an average of one temblor a day.

A magnitude 7 quake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake destroyed the historic city of Bam in the south-east of the country, killing 26,000 people. Let me tell you, a 5 magnitude quake can cause a lot of damage, although no casualties have occurred here during this time.

Related News:

  • Goa Terminates CM Gautam's Contract After Being Arrested for Fixing Allegations

    Goa Terminates CM Gautam's Contract After Being Arrested for Fixing Allegations

    Goutam was supposed to represent the Goa cricket team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 tournament scheduled to begin from Friday. Gautam has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket and was Vinay Kumar's deputy for a long time.
    UK streaming service BritBox launches with Channel 4 deal

    UK streaming service BritBox launches with Channel 4 deal

    BritBox has partnered with BT on products that feature access to BritBox and with EE as its mobile partner. The platform is being billed as "the biggest collection of British box sets available in one place".
    Sharks' Evander Kane Sued By Vegas Casino Over $500K In Gambling Credits

    Sharks' Evander Kane Sued By Vegas Casino Over $500K In Gambling Credits

    That would place the alleged incident between games three and four of the playoff series between the Sharks and Golden Knights. He was suspended from the first three games of the 2019 National Hockey League season for his abuse of game officials.
  • 800 mammoth bones unearthed in Mexico

    800 mammoth bones unearthed in Mexico

    The anthropologists of Mexico have announced that they found two pits dug 15,000 years ago built by humans to trap mammoths . Previously, anthropologists and archaeologists surmised that mammoth hunting mostly happened on accident, or serendipitously.
    Lady Gaga axes show due to illness

    Lady Gaga axes show due to illness

    After the incident, Gaga posted a picture of her hand's X-ray on Instagram and revealed she had to go through a whole-body scan. Despite the fall, she recovered fast and returned to the stage to continue her show, reassuring fans that she was unharmed.
    New 'Scream' Movie Reportedly In The Works From Spyglass

    New 'Scream' Movie Reportedly In The Works From Spyglass

    Wes Craven , who directed all the Scream films, passed away in 2015, so it's not clear whether this will be a sequel or a reboot. But you know, Wes was the heart of the thing. "I think it would be hard to work with another director".
  • Teacher accused of sex with student 46 years her junior found dead

    Teacher accused of sex with student 46 years her junior found dead

    She was released from jail after posting $10,000 bond but was suspended, with pay, immediately after the charges. Ogle was discovered with deadly gunshot wounds and later died on the scene, police sources advised Fox 46 .
    Israel will expel a human rights worker, citing the boycott law

    Israel will expel a human rights worker, citing the boycott law

    The BDS movement says it is a nonviolent campaign for Palestinian rights and does not endorse a specific solution to the conflict. A lawyer for Shakir said the ruling meant that his client "would need to leave within 20 days" or face deportation.
    Oil Rises Above $62

    Oil Rises Above $62

    Benchmark Brent crude rallied 1.2 percent to $62.49 a barrel, after having fallen nearly 2 percent on Wednesday. China is seeking a rollback of USA tariffs before signing a deal, while it's unclear if President Donald J.
  • Kristen Bell to return as voice of Gossip Girl

    Kristen Bell to return as voice of Gossip Girl

    According to Deadline , the logline of the new " Gossip Girl " will be set eight years after the original website went dark. Schwartz hinted the door is always open for original stars like Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to make an appearance.
    Moussa Dembele's Celtic Submit Right after Lazio Earn

    Moussa Dembele's Celtic Submit Right after Lazio Earn

    The bhoys weren't given a chance before kick-off and after Lazio scored an early goal it looked bleak for the Scottish Champions. Celtic fought back, though, with James Forrest slamming in an equaliser prior to half-time in a thrilling encounter in Rome.
    Immune System's Memory Wiped by Measles

    Immune System's Memory Wiped by Measles

    The authors compared the children's blood samples collected before and after infection to see how their immune systems had fared. Measles, the contagious childhood disease that is once more on the rise globally, is more harmful than previously thought.


Most liked

US lab identifies rare new HIV strain
Indeed, new subtype discoveries have been a result of full-genome sequencing, and have helped identify unique recombinant forms. At the time of collection of a blood sample that showed up this new strain genomics was not as developed as now.

Solskjaer provides injury updates on McTominay & Maguire after Partizan
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United fans saw the "template" for how he wants his team to play against Partizan Belgrade. He's played maybe more than he expected but that's why he's still here.

Battle Pass arrives in Modern Warfare in December with new season
Two new multiplayer maps and the popular game mode Hardpoint will be added to Modern Warfare tomorrow, November 8. One multiplayer map is called Shoot House , while the exclusive Ground War map is Krovnik Farmland.

Smith stars in Aussies' win
AUSTRALIAN batsman Steve Smith plays a shot during the second Twenty20 global against Pakistan at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Pakistan , who are now the top-ranked T20I side have not had a good time in the game's shortest format so far.

Wolfpack sign SBW for $10m, target Holmes next
Williams signs autographs after New Zealand's loss to England in the semifinals at last month's Rugby World Cup in Japan. He appeared 73 occasions for Canterbury and 45 occasions for Sydney within the Nationwide Rugby League in Australia.

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself
Everyone is required to play in at least one match ahead of the Sunday singles, meaning Woods only has to play twice. They will have to deal with it ... and it will be interesting how the team copes with Tiger playing".

Michael Bloomberg Poised To File For Democratic Presidential Primary In Alabama
Bloomberg sent staffers to Alabama to get signatures to qualify for the state's primary, the report also said. In 2018, Bloomberg rejoined the Democratic Party.

Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry developments
The report and Trump's denial comes as Democrats prepare to move the impeachment inquiry into the public hearing phase. Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly pulled from her post as USA ambassador to Ukraine in May, will testify on Nov 15.

A salary cap scandal has struck English rugby - 06-Nov
Wray has been involved with the club since 1995 and described the punishment as "devastating" for both the club and its fans. As a sport we got to take the damage that comes with that now. "And that's what we do and will continue to do".

Best Amazon Black Friday 2019 deals
Online Black Friday deals are likely to be available on Walmart .com starting from November 27, the day before Thanksgiving . The list of Amazon Black Friday deals covers various categories from smart home devices to streaming devices.

Judge Rules Trump Must Pay $2 Million for Misusing Charity Foundation
It continued: "Unfortunately, that donation was delayed due to the Attorney General's politically motivated lawsuit". "Mr. But according to court documents, the Trump Foundation improperly used $2.82 million it received from that fundraiser.

Rohit feels T20 is the best format to try with new players
From the start we have talked about our approach. "Having said that, it does not mean that we have to not win matches". T20 is such that it's important to make the right decision at the right time and adaptability is crucial.

Solskjaer targets Europa success as tonic for struggling Man United
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept his cards close to his chest regarding potential January signings at the club, insisting that it is always easier to do deals in the summer.

French President Macron says NATO experiencing 'brain death'
And his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement particularly annoyed Mr Macron. Failing to do so, Mr Macron said, would be a "huge mistake".

All 39 people found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese
Essex Police said the National Crime Agency and European law enforcement colleagues were also continuing to investigate the case. The driver of the truck has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, and money laundering.