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Quake jolts city of Damavand in Iran

An earthquake, measuring 3.2 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale, shook the city of Damavand in Tehran province Tuesday morning, IRNA reported.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said the tremor, with its epicenter at 35 km southeast of Damavand, occurred at 07:14 hours local time (0344 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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