North-east Iran hit by 5.5 quake: report

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Posted: Jan 19, 2012 8:44 AM
North-east Iran hit by 5.5 quake: report

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake hit near the north-eastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Thursday, the semi-official Fars news reported. No details of damage or casualties were immediately available.

"This afternoon's earthquake in Mashhad measured about 5.5 on the Richter scale," Fars quoted a local Red Crescent official as saying.