Quake Hits Northeastern Iran

A04810416.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted the areas in the vicinity of Iran-Iraq border in Iran’s southwestern province of Ilam on Thursday.

The Seismological network of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 03:13 hours local time (22:43 GMT on Wednesday).

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 47.17 degrees in longitude and 32.22 degrees in latitude.

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

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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