Iran quake kills five

December 06, 2012 - 4:37:57 am
TEHRAN: Five people were killed yesterday and at least a dozen injured in a moderate earthquake that struck eastern Iran near the Afghan border, a provincial emergency official said.
“Based on the latest reports from the scene, the quake killed five people and injured 12 others,” Mohammad Ali Akhoundi, head of South Khorasan province’s crisis management service, told Mehr news agency.
The quake, which registered 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale, hit at 8:38pm. Its epicentre was 25km from Zohan, a small town in the province, according to Tehran University’s Seismological Centre.