More than 250 people died and 1,500 were injured in the earthquake in north-western Iran. This was reported by Agence France-Presse, with reference to the Interior Ministry. Iranian news agency Fars, with reference to the head of the Association of Seismological Research, Tehran University Farhang Ahmadi-Gibeah reported that 24-48 hours are possible aftershocks.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3. Hearth quake was at a depth of 9.8 kilometers to 32 kilometers from the city of Ahar Iranian province of East Azerbaijan. The earthquake occurred in other northern provinces of Iran — in particular, West Azerbaijan, Gilan, Zanjan and Ardebil.
Iran is among the ten most seismically rayonovzemnogo ball. Here, almost every ten years there is an earthquake of magnitude greater than 7.0.