A strong earthquake occurred on the border of Turkey and Iran with the destruction of houses in an Iranian city

“The amount of destruction of some houses and buildings in the city of Khoi is high,” Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for the Iranian emergency service, told the YJC news agency. Information about the victims and destruction is being specified.

According to EMSC, the earthquake had a magnitude occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. Iranian media reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred near the city of Khoy, located in the Iranian province of Western Azerbaijan.

Iranian emergency officials said rescue teams were sent to the area and hospitals were put on alert, Reuters reported. An emergency responder told state television that some areas hit by the quake were snowing amid low temperatures and several power outages were recorded.

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