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Quake rattles northwestern Iran

Tabriz, E. Azarbaijan, Sept 6, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 4 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook Sharafkhaneh port in Iran's northwestern province of East Azarbaijan on Sunday night.

According to the seismological base of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 10:03 p.m. local time.

The quakes's epicenter was in an area of the small town of Tasouj 38.30 degrees in latitude and 45.48 degrees in longitude.

Sharafkhaneh port is located at 86km northwest of E. Azarbaijan's capital city Tabriz.

There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property.

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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