Earthquake strikes western Iran, magnitude 5.1: USGC

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck the province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad in western Iran on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

State TV gave no immediate information about possible casualties or damage.

Iran, which is battling the deadliest COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East, allowed communal prayers at some mosques on Sunday but cancelled the annual mass Eid prayers in Tehran led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Iran has reported over 130,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths.

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