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Quake hits Minoudasht, northern Iran

Tehran, July 13, IRNA-A mild earthquake measuring 3.6 on the open-ended Richter scale hit outskirts of Minoudasht in Golestan province, northern Iran, in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said in a statement that the 3.6 magnitude tremble occurred at 01:58 hours local time (2132 GMT Tuesday evening).

It was centered in an area located in 37.17 latitude and 55.5349 longitude, the base added.

There were no reports of damage to properties caused by the tremble, it said.

Quakes of different magnitudes jolted cities of Shiraz, Qom and Tabas, respectively, in south, southwest and southeast of the capital Tehran during the past 48 hours.

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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