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Photos: Strong quake hits Borujen, Iran causing damage


Report: Islamic Republic News Agency; Photos by Ali Hovaisi, ISNA

An earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook Boldaji region in Borujen township in the western province of Charmahal-Bakhtiari on Saturday. The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the tremor at 06:55 hours local time (0325 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located at 31.93 degrees latitude and 51.07 degrees longitude.

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The Borujen Governor, Fatah Karami, said on Saturday that the earthquake, has claimed no life. According to Karami, walls of a number of rural houses are cracked. He said the medical teams and a number of military forces have been dispatched to the quake-hit region.



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