Another earthquake hits Iran (UPDATE)

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Details added (the first version was posted at 16:28 )

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 18 / Trend, T.Jafarov /

Another earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted East Azerbaijan Province near Tabriz today, Iranian national television reported.

The earthquake took place at 15:09 local time.

The earthquake was mainly felt in Tasuj.

The earthquake was also felt in Tabriz, Marand, Azarshahr and Bonab.

Two earthquakes happened during last two weeks in Iran's southern regions, Bushehr and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces, which left about 40 dead.

An earthquake measuring 6.2 also occurred in the province of East Azerbaijan on Aug. 11, 2012. As a result, 300 people were killed and 2500 were injured. Around 110 of 538 villages of the province were completely or partially destroyed. Some 5000 buildings were damaged.

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