At least 170 people were injured as a result of an earthquake in Iran, IRIB News reported.
"About 170 people were injured. Health state of two of them is serious, so they are taken to the hospital in the city of Mashhad. Twenty peoples are placed in Torbat-e Heydarieh Hospital. The rest were sent home after providing outpatient care. Houses in 10 villages of the 190 villages of the city were significantly damaged," Torbat-e Heydarieh's Governor Mojtaba Sadeqian said.
An earthquake measuring 5.7 took place in the Iranian northeastern province of Khorasan Rezavi, near the Torbat-e Heydarieh city. Over 170 people were injured as a result of the earthquake, Iranian IRNA news agency reported.
The earthquake began at 18:20 (local time) and lasted about 10 seconds.
The tremors at a depth of about 7 km and measuring 5.7 were registered in seven kilometers from the city.
According to the local media outlets, buildings, parked cars are damaged, power supply and telecommunications are cut off.
Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust, and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.
The worst in recent times hit Bam in southeastern Kerman province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people - about a quarter of its population - and destroying the city's ancient mud-built citadel.