Quake hits central Iran, no early reports of damage
( Reuters ) - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the central Iranian province of Yazd on Wednesday, but there were no early reports of damage or casualties, the official IRNA news agency said.
The quake struck in the area of Behabad, a town of 10,000 people 160 km ( 100 miles) east of the city of Yazd. The area is not close to Iran's main oil producing areas.
Natural disaster experts say Iran is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world because it is criss-crossed by several major faultlines.