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5-magnitude quake in SE Iran causes no damage

Kerman, An earthquake measuring five on the Richter scale jolted Ravar city in the southeastern province of Kerman but it caused no damage to life or property.

Deputy governor general for coordinating developmental affairs, Seyyed Mostafa Ayatollahi-Mousavi said that the quake caused no damage because it occurred in deeper layers and in deserts around Ravar.

According to a report by seismology center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 21:17:21 hour local (16:47 GMT) time at the depth of 14 kilometers with its epicenter being registered at 31.45 degrees longitude and 57.79 degrees latitude.

Ravar city is considered a quake-prone region in Kerman province.

Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, as it straddles several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. Some of the quakes which hit different parts of Iran have been deadly and destructive, causing heavy damage to life and property.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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