Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Magnitude 2.3 natural disaster shakes northeast of San Simeon

Magnitude 2.3 natural disaster shakes northeast of San Simeon

For your information, tell us that the American Geological Survey has given an quake of 5.8 and its center at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi).

At least five people have been killed and 330 others injured after a 5.9-magnitude quake struck northwestern Iran on Friday, Iranian state-run Press TV reported.

The quake struck at 2:17 am (22:47 GMT) some 50 kilometres north-east of Hastrud, a city in Iran's north-west towards the borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. It put the epicenter near the town of Asbforushan.

Press TV said emergency and evaluation teams are operating and Red Crescent teams have been dispatched to the area.

The shaking reportedly sparked panic among the locals, who rushed onto the streets, fleeing their houses.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one natural disaster a day on average.

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Iran has experienced at least two other significant quakes in recent years - one in 2005 that killed more than 600 people and another in 2012 that left some 300 dead.

Tabriz, which has a population of more than a million, is a historic city which served as Iran's capital several times between the 13th and 16th centuries.

A 3.Three-magnitude tremor hit off San Buenaventura Level out Seashore Park in Ventura at 4: 58 a.m. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Ridgecrest area was hit with 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes in July.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake destroyed the historic city of Bam in the south-east of the country, killing 26,000 people.

A magnitude-3.2 quake previously rattled the San Simeon area on Sunday evening.

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