Jul 08, 2019 11:50 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 17, 2019 21:27 Asia/Tehran]

Khuzestan (IP) - An earthquake measuring 5.7 of the Richter scale has rocked the southwestern Iranian city of Masjed Soleiman in Khuzestan province, killing one individual and injuring up to 20 others.

Iran Press/Iran news: The earthquake was felt in other cities in southwestern Iran such as Ahwaz, Abadan, Dezful, Izeh, Karoun, as well as in cities further afield in southern, western and northwestern Iran, including the cities of Shiraz, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Shahr-e-Kord, Hamedan, Yasouj,  Ilam, and various other places.

Quake Rocks Masjed Soleiman in Southwestern Iran

According to Iran's National Seismology Centre, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 kilometers at about 11:30 am on Monday morning.

Quake Rocks Masjed Soleiman in Southwestern Iran

Some news reports put the number of casualties at five, but other reports say one person has been killed and twenty others have been injured.

Masjed Soleyman grand mosque damaged by the quake

The powerful quake has caused some damage in Masjed Soleiman and other areas of southwestern Iran.

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