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1/28/04

Iran: Quakes shake cities of Bahabad and Minab in Yazd and Hormuzgan provinces

There consecutive earthquakes measuring 3.3, 2.8 and 2.6 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the city of Bahabad in the southeastern province of Yazd on Wednesday, IRNA reported from Tehran.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, registered the epicenter of the quakes at north west of Bababad.

Another earthquake measuring 5 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale shook the city of Minab in the southern province of Hormuzgan on Wednesday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute, affiliated to Tehran University, said the tremor occurred at 12:36 hours local time (0906 GMT).

There were no reports on any casualty or damage to property caused by the two quakes.

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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