21:01 GMT09 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck western Iran's Masjed Soleyman Province, the US Geological Survey said.

    The quake was registered at 17:20 GMT on Friday 47 kilometres (29 miles) east of the city of Masjed Soleyman and the epicentre was located at a depth of 10 kilometres.

    There have been no immediate reports about damage or casualties due to the earthquake and no tsunami threat has been reported.

    ​Iran is located on major seismic faults and often experiences powerful tremors, with some of them being extremely devastating - like the 6.6-magnitude tremor that devastated the ancient city of Bam, killing almost 26,000 people in 2003.

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