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1/13/06

Earthquake jolts Nir in Ardebil province of Iran

Nir, Ardebil prov, Jan 13, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.2 degrees on the Richter scale jolted Nir town, 30 kilometers west of Ardebil city, on Friday morning.

According to the report of Tabriz seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 08:27 local time (04:57 GMT) and its epicenter was at 47:99 longitude and 38:14 latitude.

Head of provincial natural disaster center Akbar Samadi told IRNA on Friday that the rescue and aid teams have quickly been dispatched to the area and so far there have not been any reports on any possible casualties or damage.

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