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Tremor jolts Khuzestan province in SW Iran

- A tremor measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted Meydavud district in Bagh-e Malek County, Khuzestan Province of Iran on Monday.

According to the Iranian seismological site, the tremor occurred at 13:36 hours local time.

The epicenter of the tremor was registered 6 kilometers deep underground in the Meydavud district.

The epicenter of the quake was located at longitude of 49,78 degrees ilatitude of 31.25.

Bagh-e Malek county is located 143 km from Ahvaz in the east of Khuzestan.

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

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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