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Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran

05-14-2012 09:56 BJT

TEHRAN, May 13 (Xinhua) -- A moderate earthquake jolted southern Iran Sunday night, with no immediate report about casualties.

The Iranian Seismological Center said the earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, shook the Hendorabi island in the Homruzgan province at 18:21:08 GMT, with the epicenter at the depth of 10 km, and at 26.78 degrees north latitude and 53.77 degrees east longitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported earlier that the earthquake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale, and its epicenter, with a depth of 30.80 km, was initially determined to be at 27.1461 degrees north latitude and 53.9545 degrees east longitude.

There is no immediate report about the damage or casualties of the earthquake.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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