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Quake jolts Baft and Qazvin in Iran


An earthquake measuring 4 degrees on the open-ended richter scale jolted the city of Baft in central province of Kerman Wednesday, IRNA reported from Tehran.

The seismological network of the Geophysics center affiliated to Tehran University registered the epicenter of the tremor in southwestern of the city of Baft. The earthquake occurred in 7:14 p.m.

Another earthquake, measuring 3.5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, shook the city of Qazvin, north of Tehran, early Wednesday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said the tremor, with its epicenter at 30 km east of Qazvin, occurred at 05:31 hours local time (0201 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 magnitude are of usual occurrence.

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