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Quake jolts Qouchan in northeast Iran

Tehran, April 18, IRNA-A minor earthquake measuring 3.7 points on the open-ended Richter scale hit the city of Qouchan in the northeastern province of Razavi Khorassan Sunday night.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 23:27 hours local time (1857 GMT).

The base located the epicenter of the quake on the outskirts of Qouchan, 37.09 degree latitude and 58.16 degree longitude.

There are no reports 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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