Several killed by strong earthquake on border of Turkey and Iran

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five residents injured and hospitalized
15:09, 23 February 2020

Anadolu Agency

A powerful earthquake struck the Turkish-Iranian border on February 23, taking the lives of several people and causing damages, as the Anadolu agency reported.

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As a result of the natural disaster in the village of Ozpinar, numerous damage occurred. There are still seven citizens under the rubble.

At least seven cases of death were confirmed, including three children. Five residents were injured and delivered to the local hospital.

It is noted that an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in Iran. The earthquake struck at 9:22 local time in a city and capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province.

As we reported before, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 points took place in Romania's Vrancea county. Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported that with the reference to the Chief Centre of Special Control of the National Space Agency.

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The shakes spread on the territory of Ukraine's Odesa region; the State Emergency Service of Ukraine did not observe any consequences.

Within the nearest twenty years, a global earthquake might stir up the Zakarpattia region as this area is in a seismic zone. Oleksandr Kedzera, Deputy Director of Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, said this.

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