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Earthquake jolts Oshtorinan in Iran's province of Lorestan

Lorestan comprises a province and a historic territory of western Iran amidst the Zagros Mountains. Population: about 1.7 million (2006). Area: of 28,392 km square. Major Cities: Borujerd, Khorramabad, Aligoodarz, Dorood, Koohdasht, Azna, Alashtar, Noor Abad, and Pol-e-Dokhtar.

Tehran, May 27, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.8 on Richter scale jolted outskirts of Oshtorinan city in mid-western province of Lorestan on Wednesday morning.

According to the report of seismography center affiliated with Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 04:22 hours local time (23: 52 hours GMT on Tuesday) and its epicenter was at 34.1 degrees latitude and 48.52 degrees longitude.

There are no immediate reports on possible casualties or any damage.


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