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Quakes shake northeast, south Iran

Tehran, June 27, IRNA-Two separate mild earthquakes measuring 3.5 and 3.2 on Richter scale hit cities of Esfarayen and Kazeroun respectivelty, in northeast and south of Iran Sunday evening.

Quchan seismological center, in North Khorasan province, affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, recorded the 3.5 magnitude tremble at 22:08 hours local time (1738 GMT) in the provincial city of Esfarayen, south of the provincial capital Bojnourd, while another earthquake was recorded less than two hours earlier in the city of Kazeroun in southern province of Fars.

The epicenter of Esfarayen earthquake was registered in an area located in 37.21 degree latitude and 57.25 degree longitude.

Meanwhile the 3.2 magnitude earthquake of Fars province jolted the city of Kazeroun, east of the provincial capital Shiraz, at 20:21 hours local (1550 GMT).

The tremor was recorded in an area located in 29.79 degree latitude and 51.69 degree longitude, said the seismological base of Fars, affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University.

There are no reports of damage to properties caused by the quakes.

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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