April 19, 2014 12:19 AM EDT
6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Southeastern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck southeastern Iran, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The report said the strong quake hit Hosseinabad, a town in southeastern Iran, at 22:12 local time. The area is close to the historical city of Bam, site of a devastating 2003 earthquake that killed 26,000 people.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. It experiences at least one slight earthquake every day on average.


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