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Quake hits southern Iran, tremors felt in Dubai

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted an area in southern Iran, U.S. seismologists said.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake was centered 66 kilometers south of Qeshm by the Strait of Hormuz, Deccan Chronicle reported.

The quake shook Iran's port city of Bandar Abbas.

Tremors were felt in Dubai, where office towers shook for about 10 seconds. Iran lies on many seismic fault lines.

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