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2/22/04

Quakes jolt cities of Firouzabad and Garmsar in Fars and Semnan provinces

An earthquake measuring 3.2 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the city of Firouzabad in the southern province of Fars on Sunday, IRNA reported from Shiraz.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said the tremor, epicentered in an area 60 km southwest of Firouzabad, occurred at 10:13 hours local time (0643 GMT).

There was no report of any damage to property caused by the quake.

Another earthquake measuring 3.3 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the city of Garmsar in Semnan province, east of the capital city of Tehran, Sunday morning.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of the Tehran University said the tremor occurred at 8:12 hours local time (0442 GMT).

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

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