2 Dead in Iran after a 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Several Have Left their Homes Out of Fear of Aftershocks


Two people were killed and at least 22 others were wounded after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Iran early Friday morning, according to State Media.

The authorities said those killed in the quake were a 21-year-old woman in Tehran and a 60-year-old man in the city of Damavand. Many people have left their homes out of fear of aftershocks.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the earthquake was at Damavand and had a depth of 6.2 miles.

There were several mild aftershocks, but no serious damage from the quake was reported. Boulders from the quake were blocking the roadway in the mountainous area of Damavand.