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Ancient city of Bam trembles on anniversary of killer earthquake

Tehran, Dec 26, IRNA - Suburbs of the ancient city of Bam in southeastern Kerman province were hit by an 4.2-magnitude earthquake Tuesday evening on the anniversary of a devastating quake which killed tens of thousands of people four years ago.

The Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, registered Tuesday's tremor at 19:53 hours local time (1623 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located 58.48 degrees in longitude and 29.21 degrees in latitude, the report added.

There were no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake.

Bam's Citadel in ruins after 2003 quake

On December 26, 2003, the ancient Silk Road city of Bam was almost devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which killed over 30,000 people and injured thousands more.

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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