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12/28/03

Iran: Quakes jolt towns of Zarrindasht and Bardsir in Fars and Kerman provinces

Quake jolts Zarrindasht for second time in a day
Shiraz, Fars Prov., Dec 28, IRNA -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 degrees on the Richter scale hit the town of Zarrindasht in this southern province for the second time on Sunday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to the Tehran University, said the tremor occurred at 14:52 hours local time (11:22 GMT).

The first earthquake with an intensity of 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit Zarrindasht on Sunday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute the quake occurred at 10:12 hours local time (06:42 GMT).

There were no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake.

An earthquake measuring 4.6 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the city last Tuesday as a result of which some residential units were damaged.

Zarrindasht, with a population of 70,000 people, is located 300 km southeast of the provincial capital city of Shiraz.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines and quakes of varying magnitudes are of usual occurrence. A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 degrees on the Richter scale flattened the historic city of Bam in southeast Iran, at 05:28 local hours (01:58 GMT) Friday.

The latest death toll stood at 14,000 with some 30,000 people so far reported injured.

Mild tremor jolts Kerman
Kerman, Dec 28, IRNA -- A mild tremor measuring 2.9 degrees on the Richter scale occurred in Kerman at 16:34 local time (13:04 GMT) on Sunday.

Yazd seismography center registered the epicenter of the tremor at 60 km northwest of Bardsir, Kerman.

Experts say the tremor is in a series of after-shocks following the 6.3 degree killer quake which ruined the ancient city of Bam at dawn on Friday December 26.

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