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5/11/07

Quake jolts Dasht-e Kavir in northeastern Iran

Semnan, May 11, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit the city of Dasht-e Kavir in the northeastern province of Semnan Friday morning.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake was registered at 09:20 hours local time (0550 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 54.01 degrees in longitude and 34.42 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 fault lines.

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