Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts remote area in southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seismological center says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has jolted a remote mountainous area in southern Iran.

The center says Monday's quake shook a sparsely populated district of Konar Takhteh, some 560 miles (900 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Tehran.

There have been no reports of casualties. The semi-official Mehr news agency says the quake shook the area for about 10 seconds.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's strength at magnitude 5.7.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and on average experiences at least one slight earthquake a day.

A magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in 2003, killing 26,000 people.