Quake Hits Northwestern Iran

A04080636.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 5 degrees on the Richter scale rattled a remote region in northwestern Iran on Sunday.

The quake struck the Hasahtjin district, some 320 kilometers (200 miles) northwest of the capital around mid-afternoon.

The Seismological network of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 15:41 hours local time (1111 GMT).

Iran is located on several seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes, receiving an average of one small quake a day.

There have yet been no immediate reports on the number of possible casualties or damage to properties by the quake.

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