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5.9 earthquake hits Gilan-e Gharb in Iran

5.9 earthquake hits Gilan-e Gharb in Iran

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jan 2019, 03:25 am

Tehran, Jan 7 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale hit western city of Gilan-e Gharb in Iran on  Sunday, media reports said on Monday.

"The quake hit the region at around 5 p.m. local time at the depth of 10 kilometeres from earth’s surface," reported Tehran Times.

As per the newspaper report, the earthquake has left 42 people injured.

The rescue operation was going on.

However, the amount of damage to property caused due to the earthquake is still not known.