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1/13/03

Iran's Kermanshah province jolted by quake

Kermanshah, Jan 13, IRNA -- An earthquake, measuring 4.2 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, hit Bayangan in western Kermanshah province at 18:09 local time (1439 GMT) Sunday.

The seismological base of the province located the epicenter of the quake at an area 120 km from Kermanshah.

There has been no report received on probable casualty or property damage.

A relatively strong earthquake, which registered 5.3 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, had earlier hit the city of Dinvar, in this western province, on December 25.

According to the province's seismological base affiliated to the Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the quake was registered at 20:26 hours local time (1656 GMT), with its epicenter in an area northeast of the province.

Iran sits on some of the world's seismic faultlines and is often shaken by earthquakes of various intensities.

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