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Light quake jolts north Iran

Tehran, A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Asalem district located at Talesh county in the northern province of Gilan.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 17:17 hours local time (13:47 GMT) at the depth of 10 km underground.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 48.98 degrees longitude and 37.72 degrees latitude.

No report has so far been released on the likely casualties or damage to property.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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