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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits near Iran nuclear power plant: USGS

State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr, site of the country's sole nuclear power plant.

Published: 08th January 2020 12:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2020 12:48 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

TEHRAN: A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Wednesday rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country's Gulf coast, a US monitor said.

The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17 kilometres south-southeast of Borazjan city at 6:49 am (0319 GMT), the US Geological Survey said on its website.

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State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr, site of the country's sole nuclear power plant.

(This is a developing story)

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