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Quake jolts Damavand in northeastern Tehran

Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted outskirts of the city of Damavand, 40 km northeast of the capital Tehran, Monday night.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 23:13 hours local time (1943 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 35.73 degrees in latitude and 52.10 degrees in longitude, the report added.

Panic-stricken residents of the city came out of their houses and stayed in the streets despite the snowfall and bitter cold.

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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