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Quake hits Iran's southern province of Hormuzgan

Tehran, April 11, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit the city of Fin in the southern province of Hormuzgan Tuesday morning.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 08:45 hours local time (05:15 GMT).

The quake was felt in an area measuring 55.50 degrees in longitude and 27.51 degrees in latitude, the report added.

There have been no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake.

The city of Fin and nearby villages were rocked by several earthquakes of varying magnitudes, the most powerful of which was of the intensity of 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the past few weeks.

Iran is often hit by quakes of varying magnitudes as it sits on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines.

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