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Quake jolts Chelgerd in southwest of Iran

Tehran, Nov 23, IRNA-A tremor measuring 3.7 on the open-ended Richter scale hit the city of Chelgerd of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Shahr-e Kord Seismological Center, affiliated to Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 12:57 hours local time (09:27 GMT).

The tremor was centered in an area located 49.67 degrees longitude and 32.59 degrees latitude, the report added.

There are no reports of any casualty or damages.

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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