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Quakes hit Neishabour in northeastern Iran

Tehran, Aug 8, IRNA-Two earthquakes measuring 4 and 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale hit the outskirts of Neishabour in Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, late Sunday.

The seismological base of Mashhad, affiliated to Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, said in a statement that the quakes occurred at 20:33 and 21:53 hours local time respectively (16:03 and 17:23 GMT Sunday).

The first quake was registered in an area located in 36.48 latitude and 58.38 longitude and the second in 36.30 latitude and 58.53 longitude, the base added.

A provincial official, Mahmoud Giyahi, told IRNA Monday that there were no reports of damage to property or human casualties caused by the trembles in the quake-hit region.

Quakes of varying magnitudes are of usual occurrence in Iran which lies on one of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

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