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Quake hits northeastern Iran

Bojnourd, North Khorassan prov, Dec 22, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the open-ended Richter scale shook the town of Esfarayen in this northeastern province on Wednesday.

According to the seismological base of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 12:51 Wednesday. There have been no reports yet on any damage to property caused by the quake.

Home to 130,000 people, the town of Esfarayen is located 60 km south of Bojnourd, the capital city of North Khorassan province.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines and quakes of varying magnitudes are usual occurrences.

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