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Earthquake Rocks Southeastern Iran


Earthquake Rocks Southeastern Iran

Earthquake Rocks Southeastern Iran

A relatively strong earthquake rocked southeastern Iran, Saturday, a day after a 5.7 magnitude quake shook a northeastern province, injuring at least 170 people.

Iranian state media say Saturday's quake had a 5.7 magnitude. The U.S. Geological Survey says it had a magnitude of 5.3.

The quake jolted the Negar region of Kerman province around mid-morning, local time. There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Friday's quake was centered near the northeastern city of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh.

Iran is located on major seismic fault lines.

The worst recent quake in Iran occurred in 2003, killing about 30,000 people and destroying much of the ancient southern city of Bam.

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