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Quake hits central province of Yazd in Iran

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted the outskirts of Deihouk in the central province of Yazd early Sunday morning.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake was registered at 01:11 hours local time (2141 GMT Saturday).

The epicenter of the quake was in an area located 57.35 degrees in longitude and 33.29 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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