A magnitude-5.3 earthquake has shaken northwestern Iran. The quake hit just after 9 p.m. local time today (Aug. 15). It is the fourth aftershock of magnitude 5.0 or higher since two deadly earthquakes hit the region on Saturday (Aug. 11).
Details from the U.S. Geological Survey:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 17:49:06 UTC
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 09:19:06 PM at epicenter
Location: 38.403°N, 46.687°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region: NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Distances from epicenter:
34 km (21 miles) WSW of Ahar, Iran
49 km (30 miles) NE of Tabriz, Iran
80 km (49 miles) E of Marand, Iran
92 km (57 miles) SSE of Kapan, Armenia
This page will be updated if the event proves significant.