Quake Jolts Northern Iran

29 November 2005 | 08:26 Code : 6542 Geoscience events
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A relatively strong earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit ...

A relatively strong earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit certain areas of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan Tuesday morning. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

According to the Sari Seismological Network affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 09:32 hours local time (0602 GMT).

The quake's epicenter was located in Golestan province.

There are no reports of any casualty or damage to property.

Quakes of varying magnitudes often occur in Iran, which is situated on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

 

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