A shallow, 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-western Iran, 45km south of Ardabil, early on Friday.
It was 8km (5 miles) deep and described as “moderate” by Iran’s Seismological Centre. There were five aftershocks.
According to the preliminary information, the earthquake claimed five lives, leaving 120 injured.
The tremor was felt in Armenia as well – 4 in Goris and Meghri, 3-4 in Vaik, 3 in Ararat and Yerevan.