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Magnitude 5.2 Tremor Hits Near Iran's Capital

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NCRI Staff

NCRI - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Iran's capital Tehran on Wednesday, according to local reports.

The tremor caused people in buildings to pour out into the streets and parks, fearing a stronger aftershock.

The epicenter of the quake was at Meshkin Dasht in Alborz Province, 50 km west of Tehran, according to one report, while another said the quake hit Malard, about 40 km southwest of Tehran, at 23:28 Wednesday local time.

The quake was also felt in the cities of Arak, Karaj, Qazvin and Qom, according to the regime's state television.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.