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Quakes jolt Iran's provinces of Bushehr and "Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari"

An earthquakes measuring 4.8 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale hit the region of Dashti in the southern province of Bushehr on Monday, IRNA reported.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said the tremor, epicentered in an area 12 km from Dashti's center, Khormouj, occurred at 03:14 hours local time (2344 GMT on Sunday).

The governor of Dashti said there have no reports of casualties or damage to properties.

Another earthquake measuring 4.2 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the city of Boroujen in the southwestern province of Shahr-e Kord, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari on Monday morning.

According to the provincial seismological network, the tremor occurred at 2:53 hours local time (11:23 GMT Sunday night). There were no reports of probable damage or loss of life caused by the quake.

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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