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Iran Quake Kills One October 1, 2010
Quake Map of  Iran
One person was killed and three others were injured by a strong quake centered in southwestern Iran on Monday afternoon.

The Tehran University Geophysics Department said the quake registerd a magnitude of 6.1 on its equipment, but other seismological agencies in Europe and the U.S. placed the magnitude at between 5.5 and 5.8.

The quake struck at 2:52 p.m. local time in Fars province at an epicenter about 50 miles west of the provincial capital of Shiraz.

Officials said the shaking lasted a long time, damaging several buildings and causing people to rush outside in panic.

There was no immediate word on how the single fatality in Monday’s quake occurred.