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Quake shakes northwestern Iran

Tehran, April 9, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the open-ended Richter scale shook suburbs of Avaj, a city in Qazvin Province in western part of the capital city Tehran, on Friday.

According to the seismological base of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 16:33 hours local time (1203 GMT).

The tremor occurred in 35.64 degrees latitude and 49.05 degrees longitude.

There is no report of damage to property caused by the quake.

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

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