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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Iran's City of Mashhad

Iran is prone to earthquakes due to a number of faults in the Middle Eastern nation.

Associated Press

Updated:April 5, 2017, 1:00 PM IST
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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Iran's City of Mashhad
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Tehran: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck northern Iran. Iranian state television described the temblor as hitting on Wednesday near Mashaad, the country's second-largest city. It offered no immediate information on possible damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey described the earthquake as a magnitude 6.1.

Iran is prone to earthquakes due to a number of faults in the Middle Eastern nation.

In 2003, around 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern Iranian city of Bam.

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