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Mild quake hits Qir in southwestern Iran

Shiraz, Nov 12, IRNA-A tremor measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit the city of Qir in the southwestern province of Fars Saturday afternoon.

According to the Fars Seismological Network, affiliated to Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 13:15 hours local time (0945 GMT).

The tremor was felt in an area located 53.08 degrees in longitude and 28.32 degrees in latitude, the report added.

There are no reports of any casualty or losses.

Quakes of varying magnitudes often occur in Iran, which is situated on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

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