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USGS: Quake in Iran measures 6.3

Dec. 20, 2010 at 2:30 PM

ZAHEDAN, Iran, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck southeastern Iran Monday, seismologists in the United States announced.

The event occurred Monday evening and was centered 133 miles southwest of the provincial capital Zahedan and 193 miles east-northeast of the coastal city of Bandar-e Abbas, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a written statement.

There were no immediate Iranian media reports on any damage or casualties from the area.

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