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One dead after 4.2 magnitude quake near Iran capital Tehran

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One dead after 4.2 magnitude quake near Iran capital TehranOne person died of a heart attack and at least 56 people were slightly hurt when an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, the state news agency IRNA reported. Later on Wednesday, a quake with a magnitude of 5.1 hit the town of Hojedk in southeastern Kerman province, state television reported, adding that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. On Dec. 12, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 jolted the same area in Kerman province, injuring at least 18 people and damaging about 20 houses.

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