On 7 November at 23.47 UTC, an earthquake of 5.9M occurred in East Azerbaijan Province (north-western Iran), causing fatalities and damage.
The epicentre was approximately 15 km south of Sarab City. The Iranian Seismological Centre (IRSC) reported 4 aftershocks between 4-4.3M in the area. Up to 6,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, up to 76,000 to very strong shaking and up to 72,000 by strong shaking.
According to media reports, 6 people died in Varnakesh village (Mianeh County) and at least 345 people were injured. A number of houses were demolished in Torkamanchay City(Mianeh County).
Emergency and rescue teams have been dispatched to the area and food and relief supplies are being distributed to the affected families.