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Report: Moderate earthquake hits southern Iran
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:54 PM EST
Iranian state TV says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated area in the country's south.
The quake affected cellular phone coverage in the region with a population of 15,000 in nearly 80 villages. No casualties are reported so far.
Iran sits on a series of seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.
In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern Iranian city of Bam.