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4.5 Quake shakes Tabas in central Iran

An earthquake with the intensity of 4.5 degrees on the Richter scale shook the desert city of Tabas in the central Yazd province early Thursday morning but there was no immediate report of probable damage or casualties, IRNA reported.

A seismological base in Yazd registered a quake at 03:40 Thursday (2310 GMT Wednesday) 30 km to the southeast of Tabas.

At least 25,000 people were killed in a 7 plus-degree earthquake which struck Tabas in September 16, 1978.

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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