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6/24/03

5.5 Quake rattles southeastern Iranian city of Iranshahr

An earthquake with the intensity of 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale shook southeastern Iranian city of Iranshahr in the Sistan Baluchestan province Tuesday, with no immediate report of damage or probable casualties, IRNA reported.

The seismological bases of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute recorded a tremor at 11:25 hours (06:55 GMT) to the north of Iranshahr.

Iran sits on some of the world's active seismic faultlines and tremors of mild magnitude are almost a daily occurrence.

Since 1991, at least 17,000 Iranians have died in earthquakes.

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