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Quake jolts Zaboli in southeastern Iran

Tehran, April 30, IRNA - A relatively strong earthquake jolted Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran.

Iran's Seismography Center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute said the tremor, which struck Zaboli district, had a magnitude of 5.2.

It also registered the time of the occurrence of the quake on Thursday at 1434 hours local time (1104 hours GMT).

There has been no reports of any casualties caused by the quick so far.


Zabol is a city in the province Sistan and Baluchistan, in Iran, on the border with both Afghanistan and Pakistan. It had an estimated population of 128,476 in 2005.

Sistan o Baluchestan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 kmē and a population of 4.1 million.


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