An earthquake measuring 3.5 degrees on the Richter scale hit the city of Damavand and its vicinity in the Tehran province at 8:57 (local time) on Tuesday, according to IRNA.
The seismological base registered the epicenter of the quake somewhere north of Damavand.
No report has yet been received on any possible damage caused by the earthquake.
Iran is one of the most quake-prone countries throughout the world with mild tremors an almost daily incident.
An Iranian official has reported that as of 1991 over 950 earthquakes have jolted Iran claiming 17,600 lives and injuring 53,300. (Albawaba.com)