At least 120 injured after magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Iran

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At least 120 people were injured in a magnitude 5.4 earthquake that shook northern Iran on Wednesday and also damaged some 200 homes.

The earthquake occurred in the early afternoon near the khoy citylocated in the northwestern Iranian province of West Azerbaijan, reported the Seismological Center of Iran, under the University of Tehran.

Shortly after there was a 3.9 degree aftershock in the same area.

For its part, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude of the telluric movement in 5.8 degreesfollowed by a 4.4 degree aftershock shortly after.

At least 120 people were injured in the quake and some 200 homes in 15 towns in the affected area have been damagedreported the Mehr news agency, which indicated that rescue teams have been sent to the area.

Iran has a great seismic activity and in recent weeks there have been numerous earthquakes, several of them greater than 6 degrees.

The most severe earthquakes to date in Iran occurred in December 2003 and June 1990, when 31,000 and 37,000 people lost their livesrespectively.

Most recently, in November 2017 a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed 620 people and injured more than 12,000 in the northwestern province of Kermanshah.

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