Magnitude 6.1 Quake Strikes Near Mashhad in Northeastern Iran

LONDON (Reuters) -

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the city of Mashhad in Iran’s northeast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Iranian media said.

USGS said the quake occurred 76 kilometers east-southeast of the city and at a depth of 33 kilometers.

Iranian state media said the quake occurred at 10:40 a.m. local time and shook Mashhad and cities around it.

Tasnim news agency reported that phone lines in parts of the affected areas were disrupted.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.