17 Jan 2010

Earthquake in western Iran

11:27 am on 17 January 2010

There's been a magnitude 5.0 earthquake close to the town of Dezful in western Iran.

The US Geological Survey says it occurred at 11:53pm (2023 GMT) on Saturday at a depth of 10km.

Dezful had a population of 235,819 as of the 2006 census.

Media in Iran carried no immediate reports on the earthquake or any damage it may have caused.