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Quake hits Khoy in northwestern Iran

Orumiyeh, West Azarbaijan Prov, Dec 2, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit the city of Khoy in this northwestern province and surrounding areas south of the city Saturday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 10:09 hours local time (0639 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 45.09 degrees in longitude and 38.43 degrees in latitude, the report added.

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

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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