Strong earthquake hits Iran, no injuries reported yet

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December 20, 2010 22:03

 
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck southeastern Iran, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The report said the strong quake hit Hosseinabad, a town in southeastern Iran, at 22:12 local time. The area is close to the historical city of Bam, site of a devastating 2003 earthquake that killed 26,000 people.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. It experiences at least one slight earthquake every day on average.

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