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8/12/03

Quake jolts northwestern Iranian town of Khoy

An earthquake measuring 4.7 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the town of Khoy and its surrounding vicinity early Tuesday, IRNA reported from Orumiyeh in West Azarbaijan province of Iran.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor, epicentered in an area 15 kilometers northeast of Khoy, occurred at 00:42 hours local time (2012 GMT Monday).

The quake damaged a number of houses, shops and infrastructure but caused no casualty.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines and quakes of varying magnitudes are of usual occurrences.

Since 1991, over 950 earthquakes have hit the country resulting in 17,600 deaths and 53,300 injuries.

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