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5/27/06

Quakes hit Tasouj in northwestern Iran

Tehran, May 27, IRNA-Two earthquakes, both measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, hit suburbs of the northwestern city of Tasouj in East Azarbaijan province half an hour apart Friday afternoon.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the first quake occurred at 17:59 hours local time (14:29 GMT) while the second tremble was registered at 18:29 hours local time (14:59 GMT).

The first quake was epicentered in an area measuring 38.14 degrees in latitude and 45.31 degrees in longitude, the report added.

The second was epicentered in an area measuring 38.41 degrees in latitude and 45.31 in longitude.

There have been no reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the earthquakes, added the report.

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

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