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5/3/05

Iran: Strong earthquake jolts Zarand in Kerman province

Kerman, May 2, IRNA-A strong earthquake jolted Zarand in the southern Kerman province at 00:15 hours local time (1945 GMT) Monday morning. The seismological base affiliated to Tehran University geophysics institute measured the tremors at 5.5 degrees on the opend-ended richter scale.

The epicenter of the quake was centered at 'Douhoyeh' and 'Hectan'in the vicinity of Zarand.

There are no reports of damages or injuries.

In February a strong earthquake shook Zarand causing widespread destruction in the area.

The quake, measuring 6.4 on the open-ended Richter scale, struck the town at 05:55 hours local time (0225 GMT) on Feb 22, 2005, killing over 600 people and injuring over thousands of others.

The epicenter of the quake was 60 kilometers (35 miles) northwest of the city of Kerman.

The quake destroyed four villages by 100 percent and damaged some 40 villages by over 25 percent.

A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale flattened the historical city of Bam in the same province on Dec 26, 2003, killing over 30,000 people and injuring thousands more.

Iran is situated on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines and quakes of varying magnitudes are of usual occurrence.

A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale flattened the historical city of Bam in the same province on December 26, 2003, killing over 30,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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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