TEHERAN – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast
Iranian city of Torbat-e Heydariyeh on Friday, injuring at least 170
Iran's state TV said the quake also damaged several
villages and temporarily disrupted communications.
occurred at around 06:20 p.m. local time (14:50 GMT) and rocked the city
for about 10 seconds, causing cell phone disconnections.
Local Governor Mojtaba Sadeqian said one of the
injured was in critical condition.
Torbat-e Heydariyeh is in Razavi Khorasan province,
about 445 miles (714 kilometers) east of Teheran.