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8/4/03

5.5 Quake shakes Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan

An earthquake measuring 5.5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the cities of Zahedan and Nosratabad in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on Monday morning, IRNA reported.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor was epicentered in an area 90 kilometers southwest of Nosratabad, in the border of Sistan and Baluchestan and Kerman provinces.

The quake occurred at 07:30 hours local time (03:00 GMT).

the secretary of the Natural Disasters Headquarters of Sistan and Baluchestan province, Hojjatali Shayanfar, told IRNA that the quake caused no casualty or damage as it occurred in a desert.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines and quakes of varying magnitudes are usual occurrences.

Since 1991, over 950 earthquakes have hit the country resulting in 17,600 deaths and 53,300 injuries.

Quake jolts southern Iranian city of Bam

An earthquake measuring 5.5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the city of Bam, in the southern province of Kerman, on Monday morning.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor, epicentered in an area northeast of Bam, occurred at 07:58 hours local time (03:28 GMT).

There were no reports of any casualty or damage from the quake.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines and quakes of varying magnitudes are usual occurrences.

Since 1991, over 950 earthquakes have hit the country resulting in 17,600 deaths and 53,300 injuries.

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