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2/27/05

Second quake shakes outskirts of Lali in south of Iran

Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the open-ended Richter scale jolted suburbs of the town of Lali in Khuzestan province, south of Iran, Sunday morning, the second hitting the area in less than five minutes.

The seismological bases affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University reported that the tremor occurred at 05:08 hours local time (0138 GMT).

The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 32/32 degrees latitude and 49/33 degrees longitude on the outskirts of Lali north of the provincial capital of Ahvaz.

Another earthquake measuring 4.2 had jolted the area four minutes earlier at 05:04 hours local time (0134 GMT).

No reports have yet received on probable damage to property caused by either of the two quakes.

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