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Quake shakes southwestern Iran

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook a southwestern Iranian province early on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

world Updated: Nov 18, 2008 11:41 IST

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook a southwestern Iranian province early on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the official news agency IRNA said.

The quake struck about 7:30 a.m. (0400 GMT) near the town of Farrashband in Fars province, where several large gas fields are located.