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Quake hits central Iran


An earthquake, measuring 3.0 degrees on the Richter scale, hit the city of Bafq in the central province of Yazd on Wednesday afternoon, IRNA reported.

The provincial seismological base affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the tremor at 18:58 hours local time (1528 GMT). It also announced the epicenter of the quake 40 km north of Bafq.

There were no reports of 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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