5.1-magnitude quake rocks Damavand, felt in Tehran

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale occurred near Damavand at 00:48 local time on Friday which was felt in Tehran.

According to Tehran University's Geophysics Center, the earthquake occurred seven kilometers underground six kilometers from Damavand, a city in the eastern capital, at 35.78 latitude and 52.05 longitude.

Meanitme, spokesman for Fire Department and Safety Services of Tehran Municipality announced that Tehran earthquake had not casualties and damages so far.

Jalal Maleki told IRNA that the quake occured around 1 a.m.  and it joled Tehran and its surrounding towns.

"There are no reports of any incident such as destruction and collapse of buildings to the Tehran Fire Department," he added.

Maleki said that people should keep calm and all fire fighter and medical emergency staff are on alert.

Some citizens in Tehran have poured to the streets. 

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