Magnitude 3.5 natural disaster shakes Ridgecrest area

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For your information, tell us that the American Geological Survey has given an natural disaster of 5.8 and its center at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi).

A shallow 5.9-magnitude quake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

According to Iran's Seismological Center, the convulsion started at 2:17 a.m., in the eastern Azerbaijan province, which is around 250 miles from the country's capital of Tehran. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! Shallower earthquakes are more likely to cause greater damage.

Back in August 2012, over 300 were killed and more than 3,000 injured after twin earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.2 rocked the province, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Local emergency services said that the jolts that rattled the area destroyed several houses, as reported by the semi-official IRNA news agency.

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The were no reports of injuries or damage from that quake.

The natural disaster occurred 32 miles from California City, 62 miles from Tehachapi, 64 miles from Barstow and 65 miles from Rosamond. Five people died and 120 were injured in the quake on Friday.

On November 12, 2017, the western province of Kermanshah was hit by a major 7.3-magnitude quake that killed 620 people.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake destroyed the historic city of Bam in the south-east of the country, killing 26,000 people.

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