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The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 5.3 and said it also jolted Halabjah in Iraq, near the Iranian border.
The report says the epicenter of the earthquake was eight kilometers (5 miles) deep.
Iran is prone to frequent quakes as it sits on major fault lines. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam in 2003, killing 26,000 people.
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