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Quake jolts NE Iran

Tehran, A quake with the magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale shook Shahroud, Semnan Province, Iran, on Thursday.

The quake hit Shahroud at 11:11 local time Sunday (6:41 GMT).

According to the Seismology Center of Tehran University, the epicenter of the quake was located at 36.84 degrees latitude and 55.22 degrees longitude at the depth of 10 kilometers underground.

No report on possible casualties or material losses has been released.

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

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA