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Relatively strong quake shakes SW Iran

Yasouj, A quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook Chitab region in the vicinity of Yasouj, capital of the southwestern province of Kohkiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad province early Monday morning.

The quake took place at 24:26:59 hours local time Monday (19:56 GMT Sunday) at the depth of five kilometers.

The quake which was also felt in Yasouj, sent many people rushing out of their houses in panic.

The epicenter of the earthquake was registered at nine kilometers from Sisakht city, 20 kilometers from Pataveh and six kilometers from Chitab in Kohkiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad province.

There was power outage in the city of Yasouj for some minutes following the quake.

The deputy governor general of the province said the crisis management headquarter has held a meeting and called on residents to stay outdoors in open spaces.

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

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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