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Quake hits Zarand in southeastern Iran

Kerman, Sept 5, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the city of Zarand in the southeastern province of Kerman Monday morning.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to the Tehran University, the quake occurred at 09:30 hours local time (0500 GMT).

The report added the tremor was registered in an area located in 56.69 degrees longitude and 30.82 degrees latitude.

No reports have yet been available on possible damage to property.

Zarand is located 75km northwest of this provincial capital city.

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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