An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Iran's Khorasan-e Razavi province near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, with no immediate report of casualties or damage.
The tremor hit the town of Sangan, in Khaf county, at a shallow depth of 8 km at 7.59 am, Press TV reported.
Hojjatali Shayanfar, director general of the provincial emergency department said,"We have not received any reports of casualties, but a large area has been affected, which our survey teams are investigating."
However, he added, there has been damage to livestock storage units because the quake-hit area is home to the nomadic population.
Aid workers have been deployed to the affected region.
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