Quake hits southeastern Iran
Tehran, March 26, (IRNA) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted outskirts of the city of Bam in the southeastern province of Kerman Monday.
The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 10:06 hours local time (0636 GMT).
The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 58.42 degrees in longitude and 29.33 degrees in latitude, the report added.
There are no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake.
Iran is often hit by quakes of varying magnitudes as it sits on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines.
A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale flattened the historical city of Bam on December 26, 2003, killing over 30,000 people and injuring thousands more.