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11/11/06

Quake jolts Qal'eh Khajeh in southwestern Iran

Tehran, Nov 11, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit outskirts of the city of Qal'eh Khajeh in the southwestern province of Khuzestan early Saturday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 05:49 hours local time (0219 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 49.67 degrees in longitude and 42.34 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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