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12/20/03

Minor quake hits Genaveh in Bushehr province of Iran, causes panic

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, hit Bandar Genaveh in Bushehr Province, south of Iran at 21:02 hours local time (17:32 GMT) on Friday, causing panic among local residents, IRNA reported.

The residents reportedly rushed out of home, setting up tents outside their residence to be immune of likely aftershocks.

There were no reports of damage or casualties.

Meanwhile, a 3.9-Richter tremor shook Kazeroon in Fars province at 11:05 hours local time (07:35 GMT).

Iran is located in a zone frequently subjected to seismic tremors, and has been the scene of several major earthquakes.

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