Magnitude 5.9 earthquake in western Iran injures nearly 290

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran, injuring at least 290 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the south, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Eight of the injured had been hospitalized and the rest were released after treatment, Houshang Bazvand, governor of the affected province of Kermanshah, told IRNA.

State media said the two earlier earthquakes, with magnitudes of 4.7 and 5.7, had damaged buildings in a few villages in Hormozgan without causing casualties.

Source: Jordan News Agency