Quake Hits Southeastern Iran

196316.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.6 degrees on the Richter scale jolted areas in the vicinity of the town of Roodbar in Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman.

The Seismological network of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 19:50 hours local time (1620 GMT) on Wednesday.

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 57.87 degrees in longitude and 27.89 degrees in latitude.

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

The Roodbar of Kerman experienced a devastating 5-degree-magnitude quake last April which damaged around 2,000 houses in rural areas.

Iran is criss-crossed with fault lines and is regularly hit by earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight tremor every day on average.

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