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8/23/03

Quake jolts cities in Iran's Isfahan province

An earthquake measuring 3.6 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the cities of Aran and Bidgol in Isfahan province early on Saturday, IRNA reported.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor, whose epicenter was located in an area 40 and 20 kilometers away from Aran and Bidgol, occurred at 04:30 hours local time (midnight GMT).

There were no reports of any casualty or damage caused by the quake.

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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