According to press TV, emergency and evaluation teams are deployed and Red Crescent teams have been deployed to the region.
Press TV reported that trembling in Iran's East Azerbaijan province occurred at about 2:00 pm local time (5:30 pm CET) and there were more than 50 aftershocks. It added that buildings in the area were destroyed.
According to Iranian state media, the quake had a shallow depth of only 8 kilometers (nearly 5 miles).
Initial reports said that three small villages in the region in Turkey were destroyed quakes, reported semi-official FARS news.