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6/25/03

One killed in quake in western Iranian city of Aligudarz

One person was killed as a quake with an intensity of 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit in western city of Aligudarz on Tuesday night, said Ali Barani Biranvand, head of provincial Natural Disasters Headquarters in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, on Wednesday, IRNA reported.

Biranvand told IRNA that 85 head of livestock also perished in the quake.

He said no report was available on the extent of damage.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor occurred at 17:32 P.M. hours local time.

In a related news, another earthquake measuring 3.7 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the town of Kohbanan in Kerman province on the same day.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute affiliated to Tehran University said the tremor occurred at 18:16 P.M. hours local time.

There were no immediate reports on any casualties or damage.

Force four quakes are not strong enough to cause damages.

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

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

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