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5.1 Quake hits Rezvanshahr in Iran's northern province of Gilan

Tehran, Nov 6, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit outskirts of the city of Rezvanshahr in the northern province of Gilan late Sunday night.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 23:36 hours local time (2006 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 48.92 degrees in longitude and 37.64 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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