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Quake jolts Iran's Fars province

A mild earthquake, measuring 4.4 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, jolted the city of Jahrom in south of the southern Fars province on Friday, IRNA reported from Shiraz.

The Fars Seismological Base, affiliated to Tehran University`s Geophysics Institute, put the epicenter of the tremor at 235 km southeast of Jahrom, and said it occurred at 00:01 hour local time. There is no report on probable 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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