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Earthquake with 5.3 magnitude hits East Azarbaijan again

On Tuesday afternoon a quake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit East Azarbaijan again.
The quake happened at 6:32 p.m. local time in Varzaqan, the same city that was hit by two strong quakes on Saturday which left over 300 dead and many more injured. The quake was felt in Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan Province.

Many aftershocks have followed the Saturday earthquakes which measured 6 and 6.2. on the Richter scales. However, the aftershock that hit the region again on Tuesday terrified the people.

The geophysics institute of Tehran University said the quake with the magnitude of 5.3 happened at the depth of six kilometers under the ground.

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