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02 Jan 2020 | 02:27 AM UTC

Iran: 5.8-magnitude earthquake reported near Sangan January 2

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Sangan on January 2; aftershocks likely



A 5.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded near Sangan on Thursday, January 2, at a depth of 8 km (5 mi). The earthquake occurred about 300 km (186 mi) south of the holy city of Mashhad. Limited infrastructure damage was reported in about 14 villages and no casualties are on record.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.