5.3-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran

10:36, June 16, 2011      

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A strong earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale jolted Kahnouj in mid-south province of Kerman on Wednesday morning., the official IRNA news agency reported.

Seismography center of Tehran University Geophysics Institute said the tremor occurred at 05:35 local time (0105 GMT) and its epicenter was at 27.78 degrees latitude and 57.77 degrees longitude.

There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damage, said IRNA.

Source: Xinhua
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