News ID: 209967
Published: 0555 GMT February 14, 2018

Light quake rocks SE Iran

Light quake rocks SE Iran

An earthquake measuring four on Richter scale shook the village of Hojdak near the city of Ravar in southeastern province of Kerman on Wednesday.

According to reports by the seismography center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the quake occurred at 3:29 hours local time (23:59 GMT) with its epicenter being registered at 57.35 degrees longitude and 30.73 degrees latitude and in depth of nine km underground, IRNA reported.

Rescue teams are ready on site, Spokesman of Kerman crisis management office Mostafa Ayatollahi told IRNA.

The earthquake has brought no casualties or property damages, he said.

Iran sits on major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries.

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