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5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes west of Tehran

Christian Fernsby |
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has hit an area located on the border of Iran’s Qazvin and Hamadan provinces, west of the capital city.

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Topics: TEHRAN   

The earthquake struck an area located 25 km from the city of Avaj in Qazvin province at 15:04 on Saturday, according to the Seismological Centre of the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University.

The epicentre, with a depth of 10 km, was determined to be at 35.69 degrees of north latitude and 48.97 degrees of east longitude.

The location of the earthquake has been reported to be 107 km from the city of Hamadan and 114 km from Qazvin, data from the seismological centre showed.

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