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Quakes hit Iranian towns

Tehran, June 29, IRNA-Eight quakes with the magnitudes, ranging between 3.3 and 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale, have shaken southern Hormuzgan Province since early Thursday.

Tehran University's Geophysics Institute said the strongest quake with a 5.5-Richter magnitude had been sensible in Qeshm island and the port city of Bandarabbas in Hormuzgan Province at 00:32:12 hours local time (21:02:12GMT) Thursday.

Based on a related report, a 3.7-Richter quake jolted suburbs of Dasht-e-Kavir in eastern Semnan Province at 07:58:29 hours local time (04:28:29 GMT) on Thursday.

Quake jolts western city

Tehran, June 28, IRNA-An earthquake measuring four on the Richter scale hit the vicinity of Avaj in the northwestern province of Qazvin on Wednesday.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 17:41 hours local time (1411 GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was located at 49.12 degrees longitude and 35.89 degrees latitude, the report added.

There are no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake.

Iran is often hit by quakes of varying magnitudes as it lies on some of the world's most active seismic fault lines.

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