Quake jolts Iran's Kerman

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The border between Iran and Iraq was rattled by three magnitude-5 earthquakes, striking Baghdad on Thursday, AP said, citing the US Geological Survey.

"It's ongoing activity there", Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the USGS told The Associated Press.

Data from the USA natural hazards agency, which collects seismic activity from around the world, also detail two 4.3 magnitude earthquakes in the Diyala region, Iraq, close to the town of Mandali.

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There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It says the quake's depth was 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles.

Iranian state television reported people rushed out into the streets amid the temblors.

The deadliest quake in Iran's modern history happened in June 1990, devastating many areas in the northern province of Gilan and killing around 37,000 people. However, there have been no reports of casualties or significant damage.

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According to Iran's official news agency IRNA, the quake rocked the village of Hojdaknear the city of Ravar.

Kerman has recently seen several quakes, ranging in magnitude from 4 to 6.2.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

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