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Light quake jolts southern Iran

Tehran, An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted Hasht Bandi in southern Province of Hormozgan early Thursday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 3:44 hours local time (0:04 GMT) in an area located at 27.01 degrees latitude and 57.56 degrees longitude and in the depth of 13 km underground.

No report on possible damage to life or properties has been released yet.

Iran sits on major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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