At least 120 injured in earthquake in the border region between Iran and Turkey
At least 120 people have been injured in the region around the eastern Kurdish town of Khoy on the border with Turkey on Wednesday.
At least 120 people were injured in an earthquake in the region around the eastern Kurdish town of Khoy (Xoy) in Iran. Property damage was caused in 15 villages. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and was also felt in the northern Kurdish provinces of Van, Iğdır and Hakkari on Turkish territory. While clearing operations continue, aftershocks are feared.
The region is frequently shaken by earthquakes. In February 2020, an earthquake in the border region between Iran and Turkey on Turkish territory killed at least eight people. In November 2017, a 7.3 magnitude quake in Kermanshah killed 620 people.
In October 2011, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Van province near the border with Iran. 644 people died in the rubble, 604 of them in the main quake on 23 October, and another 40 people were killed in the aftershock on 9 November.