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6/8/06

Two earthquakes jolt southeast Iran

Tehran, June 8, IRNA-Two earthquakes, measuring 4.6 and 4.0 on the Richter scale, jolted surrounding areas of two cities in southeastern Kerman province early Thursday morning.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University recorded the first quake at 00:27 hours local time (20:57 GMT Wednesday) in a suburb of the city of Zarand.

Meanwhile, the second quake hit a suburb of the city of Kouhbonan at 01.01 hours local time (21:31 GMT Wednesday).

The first tremor was epicentered in an area measuring 30.77 degrees in latitude and 56.84 degrees in longitude, while the second one was registered in an area measuring 31.20 in latitude and 56.28 in longitude, the report said.

No are no reports of any casualty or possible damage to property caused by the earthquakes.

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

Harrowing images of the world's worst disaster on December 26, 2003 still haunt Iranians.

On that day more than 31,000 people were killed and thousands more injured when a massive quake hit the ancient Iranian city of Bam in Kerman province.

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