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IRNA: Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes northwest Iran near Turkish border

December 20, 2020 at 10:39 am

Collapsed buildings are seen following an earthquake [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

A magnitude-4.5 earthquake shook Iran’s northwest near the Turkish border on Sunday, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported, saying there were no immediate reports of casualties, Reuters reported.

The quake in the region of Qotur in Iran’s West Azerbaijan struck at a shallow depth of 5 km (3 miles), IRNA said.

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake in February in the same area on the Iran-Turkey border killed nine people in Turkey, injured more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, and caused buildings to collapse across southeastern Turkey.

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