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Quake shakes devastated Bam

Tehran, June 18, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 4 degrees on the Richter scale hit the ancient city of Bam in the southeastern Iranian province of Kerman Thursday.

The seismological base affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University recorded it at 18:27 local time (1357 GMT) in Bam's outskirts.

There has been no immediate reports on possible damages or casualties.

Bam's suburbs had experienced another with a 3.6 magnitude Wednesday.

A killer 6.3-Richter earthquake flattened Bam, once known as the Silk Road City, in the wee hours of Dec 26, 2003, 05:28 local hours (0158 GMT), claiming over 41,000 lives and leaving tens of thousands injured and homeless.

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