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Quake hits Bandar Torkaman in northern Iran

Tehran, June 17, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale hit the city of Bandar Torkaman in the northern province of Golestan on Friday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 18:42 hours local time (1612 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 54.14 degrees in longitude and 27.33 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 fault lines.

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