TEHERAN – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast Iranian city of Torbat-e Heydariyeh on Friday, injuring at least 170 people.
Iran's state TV said the quake also damaged several villages and temporarily disrupted communications. The earthquake 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.