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Quake jolts Zarand in southeast Iran

Tehran, April 25, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 3.9 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale hit the town of Zarand in the southeastern province of Kerman Monday morning.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 09:32 hours local time (0502 GMT).

The base registered the epicenter of the quake at the outskirts of Zarand, located in 30.67 degree latitude and 65.57 degree longitude.

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

A strong quake, with the intensity of 6.4 degrees, struck the town on Feb 22, 2005, killing over 600 people and injuring thousands of others.

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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