Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Iran, USGS reports

LONDON Wed Nov 7, 2012 12:48pm IST

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LONDON (Reuters) - A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit northwest Iran on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 32 miles (51.5 km) north-northeast of Tabriz, at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the USGS said.

(Writing by John Stonestreet ; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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