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2/2/04

Mild quakes shake southern Iran

Two quakes with magnitudes, ranging from 3.5 to four richter degrees, jolted southern parts of Iran Sunday night and early Monday morning, IRNA reported from Tehran.

A four-richter quake hit Bandarabbas (Hormuzgan Province) suburbs at 05:32 hours local time (01:02 GMT) on Monday, while a 3.5-richter one already shaking Firouzabad in southern Fars Province at 20:25 hours local time (16:22 GMT), according to Tehran University`s Geophysics Institute.

No report is yet available on likely toll or damage caused by the two earthquakes.

Earthquakes are almost a rule in Iran, a country sitting on major faultlines in the earth`s structure.

Some 35,000 people were killed in 1990 when earthquakes of up to 7.7 on the Richter scale hit the northwest of Iran.

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