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12/27/17

Magnitude 4.2 quake rocks Iran's capital city Tehran

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - A magnitude 4.2 quake shook Tehran at 12:54 AM on Wednesday and was felt by Tehran, Karaj and surrounding cities. According to initial reports, the epicenter of the tremor that happened at the depth of 12 kilometers, was the city of Malard on the border between Tehran and Alborz provinces.


Karaj residents spending time in the streets after the quake
(photos by ISNA)

Frightened by the earthquake, people rushed out of their homes and many headed to safe places in their neighborhood.

As announced by Alborz province disaster management organization some 46 got injured while escaping their houses three of whom were hospitalized.




Tehran residents spending time in the streets after the quake
(photos by ISNA)

Some of the schools in western Tehran and Karaj are closed down and exams are cancelled.

The quake is believed to be an aftershock of the 5.2 tremor of last week.

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