5.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Iran

MOSCOW, Aug. 12 — RIA Novosti.Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday in northern Iran, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The impetus came in 02.02 local time (01.32 MSK). The epicenter was located 30 kilometers north-west of the city Shahrud. The earthquake was located at a depth of 10.3 kilometers.

Information about the victims, casualties or damage were reported.

Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone regions of the earth, there is almost every ten years, an earthquake with magnitude greater than 7.0. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in the city of Bam, located in Kerman province in December 2003 killed more than 31 thousand people, and about 42 thousand were injured. The ancient city of Bam, and the famous fortress was almost completely destroyed and is still not fully recovered.

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