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Strong quake hits remote area in southwest Iran
A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted a sparsely populated mountainous province near Iran's border with Iraq on Monday, Iranian state television reported.

 

There were no reports of fatalities but a local official said there were injuries and that the temblor had caused damage.

 

The TV said the quake hit the town of Murmuri, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran, at 7:02 local time (0232 GMT).