A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked Iran's capital, Tehran, and nearby areas in the early hours of Friday. At least one person has been killed and several other injured.
Iran's Health Ministry reported on Twitter that an earthquake near Tehran early killed one person and injured at least seven others.
He urged people to remain calm and follow the safety guidelines.
Hundreds of Iranian families fled their apartments and spent the night on the streets. Avatoday received images of people with children and elders sitting in their cars.
The center of the earthquake was south of Mount Damavand, near the city of Damavand, around 55 kilometers from Tehran.