Quake Hits Northern Iran

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Gorgan in Iran’s northern province of Golestan on Monday. The National Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 08:14:57 hours local time (04:44:57 GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area measuring 54.36 degrees in longitude and 36.68 degrees in latitude.

No reports have yet been received on the possible number of casualties or damage to properties by the quake.

The National Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University also reported that a similar quake with the magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted the same area in Golestan province on Thursday.

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