Tehran: Iran's state TV says a moderate earthquake has injured six people and caused damages in a small town in the country's east.

The report says the magnitude 5.4 quake hit the sparsely populated area at 10 p.m. on Monday. It damaged buildings, roads, water canals as well as the nearby dam in the town of Ravar, some 750 kilometers southeast of the capital Tehran.
The TV says the quake also damaged homes in some surrounding rural areas.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight quake a day on average.

In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam.