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Tremor hits Mazandaran province in northern Iran

Sari, Aug 31, IRNA-A tremor measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit the outskirts of Kiasar town in Mazandaran province Wednesday afternoon.

The seismological base of Mazandaran, affiliated to Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, said in a statement that the quake occurred at 13:59 hours local time Wednesday (09:29 GMT).

The quake was registered in an area located in 36.08 degrees latitude and 53.63 degrees longitude, the base added.

There were no reports of damage to life or property caused by the quake.

Quakes of varying magnitudes are of usual occurrence in Iran which lies on one of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

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