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Tremor jolts Iran's Yazd province

An earthquake with an intensity of 3.5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale jolted Behabad in Yazd province on Saturday, IRNA reported.

The Yazd seismological base, affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, recorded the quake at 07:13 pm local time on Saturday (1443 GMT) with its epicenter 60 kilometers northeast of Behabad in the province.

There is no report on probable damage inflicted by the quake.

Iran is situated on some of the world's seismic faultlines and minor tremors occur frequently.

Since 1991, over 950 earthquakes have hit the country resulting in the death of 17,600 people and injuries to 53,300 others.

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