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Quake jolts north of Iran's Khorassan province

An earthquake measuring 3.8 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the town of Ashkhaneh in north of Khorassan province Monday, IRNA reported from Mashhad.

The seismological network of Khorassan province, affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, registered the epicenter of the tremor 310 kms northwest of the provincial capital of Mashhad.

It said the tremor occurred at 5:23 hours local time (1:53 GMT). There have been no reports of any damage or casualty the tremor might have caused.

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