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Quake shakes northwest Iran

Baku, October 5, AZERTAC

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Khoy County in northwestern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan while the tremor was also felt in the nearby counties early on Wednesday, according to IRNA.

According to the Seismological Center affiliated to Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 03:51 hours local time (0021 GMT.)

The tremor was at a depth of 10 km.

Further, 20 aftershocks followed the main earthquake just 10 minutes later.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene.

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