Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Quake jolts Masjed Soleyman, Iran's southwestern oil-rich city

Quake jolts Masjed Soleyman, Iran's southwestern oil-rich city: "12/29/04
Quake jolts Masjed Soleyman, Iran's southwestern oil-rich city
Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the open-ended Richter scale shook the oil-rich city of Masjed Soleyman in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Wednesday.
According to the seismological base of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 08:20 hours local time (04.50 GMT).

There were no reports of any damage to property caused by the quake.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines and quakes of varying magnitudes are usual occurrences."

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