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Quake hits Golestan province in northeastern Iran

Gorgan, Golestan Prov, March 30, IRNA -- An earthquake with an intensity of 3.9 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale hit the city of Minoodasht, in the northeastern province of Golestan, and its surrounding vicinity at 11:03 hours local time (06:33 GMT) Tuesday.

The local seismological base affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the epicenter of the quake at 15 kilometers east of Minoodasht.

There are no reports of casualties or damage to property caused by the quake.

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

... Payvand News - 3/30/04 ... --

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