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Quake hits Mianeh in northwestern Iran

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA-A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted outskirts of the city of Mianeh in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan on Thursday night.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 21:55 hours local time (1825 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 47.83 degrees in longitude and 37.60 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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