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5.6-degree quake shakes Yasuj, Sisakht in western Iran

Tehran A tremor measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the cities of Yasuj and Sisakht in Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad province in west of the country on Wednesday.

The Tehran University's Geophysics Institute registered the epicenter of the tremor 10 kilometers depth of the earth level at 51.57 longitude, 30.89 latitude.

The quake occurred at 22:05 local time (19:05 GMT).

The strong earthquake cut the electricity and water network and caused damage to residential units.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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