5.9 magnitude quake kills at least 5, injures 120 in Iran

An emergency official says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northwestern Iran has killed at least five people and injured 120 others.

Pirhossein Koulivand told state TV about the deaths and injuries on early Friday morning.

The quake hit at 2:20 a.m on Friday in Iran's East Azerbaijan province. It says the temblor occurred at a depth of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

The U.S Geological Survey puts the quake's magnitude at 5.8 at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).