a magnitude 5.1 earthquake made the province of Khorasan Razavi, northeast of Iran. Meteorological authorities recorded more than 20 aftershocks and anticipating that they finish demolishing some structure, the Iranian authorities asked the residents to leave the premises.
The United States Geological Survey considers that the tremor was moderate, but does not rule out the possibility of slight material damage, especially in areas where the terrain is unstable. The authorities of Civil protection deployed 10 assessment teams to the affected areas to estimate the severity of the damage and potential situations that put the inhabitants at risk, reported NA.
The walls of several houses and buildings have been cracked, however, so far no injuries or loss of human life have been lamented. A similar event occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers southeast of Gerash, in southern Iran, where a 4.0 magnitude earthquake occurred.
According to the spokesman from Red Crescent of the province of Khorasan Razavi, Mojtaba MahmoudiUntil now, the evaluation bodies have not reported fatalities or injuries. However, he urged the population to remain alert to the likelihood of more aftershocks.
It should be remembered that in November 2017, one of the most regrettable events in recent years occurred in the country, when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous area of the border with Iraq leaving more than 400 dead and more than 7000 injured.