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Quake jolts Iranian port city of Jask in Persian Gulf

Tehran, Nov 16, IRNA-An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit outskirts of Jask port city in Hormuzgan province on Thursday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 14:52 hours local time (1:122 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 57.95 degrees in longitude and 26.44 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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