Strong earthquake hits Iran, felt in TehranAugust 28th, 2010 - 2:45 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck northern Iran on late Friday evening, residents and seismologists said, but there was no immediate word on damage or casualties.
The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck around 10.53 p.m. local time, was centered in Semnan province not far from Semnan city. A witness in the Iranian capital, Tehran, said he felt the earthquake.
A seismologists at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the agency had located an earthquake in Iran, and said the preliminary magnitude appeared to be around 5.7 on the Richter scale.
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