23 Oct '11, 2pm

Major quake that jolted #Turkey felt in north-west #Iran

TEHERAN (AFP) - The major quake that jolted Turkey on Sunday was felt over the border in north-west Iran, causing some panic in major cities, Iranian media reported, but without any mention of casualties or damage. The 7.3-magnitude quake which struck near the eastern Turkish city of Van was felt in Iran's cities of Orumiyeh, Khoy and Salmas near the border, the official IRNA news agency reported. It was also felt in Tabriz, an Iranian city about 200km east of the epicentre, the Mehr news agency reported, quoting the regional governor general, Mr Jafar Zolfaqari. The tremors were strong enough to cause 'scenes of panic among the population of the cities', according to several Iranian media.

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