Quake jolts northern Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 16
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Shahmirzad in the northern province of Semnan on Sept. 16.
The tremor occurred at 05:09 (GMT +4:30 hours), according to a report from the seismography center affiliated with Tehran University Geophysics Institute, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
The earthquake's epicenter was located at 53.21 degrees longitude and 35.92 degrees latitude and at a depth of 10 kilometers underground.
There has yet been no report on the possible number of casualties or damages.
Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.
The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale.
About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the northwestern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. Nearly 27 towns and 1,870 villages were devastated.