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Iranian media: 79 injured in earthquake in southern Iran

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has injured at least 79 people in the country's south.

The United States Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 5.9.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

The earthquake struck in the early morning today near the village of in the province of That's about 1,100 km south of the capital,

The USGS says the quake was followed by several smaller aftershocks and also a 4.8 magnitude temblor to the northeast, and came after a series of quakes the day before that injured nearly 300 people.

sits on major fault lines and is prone to regular earthquakes. A magnitude 7.2 quake hit western in November, killing more than 600.

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First Published: Mon, July 23 2018. 14:55 IST