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Quakes hit northwestern, southern cities in Iran

Tehran, Oct 23, IRNA-Two earthquakes measuring 4.3 and 3.6 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the cities of Zavieh and Bandar Genaveh in the northwestern and southern provinces of West Azarbaijan and Bushehr Sunday night and early Monday, respectively.

According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the 4.3-degree quake was registered at 20:46 hours local time (1716 GMT).

The tremor was epicentered in an area measuring 44.33 degrees in longitude and 38.78 degrees in latitude, the report added.

The second quake, with an intensity of 3.6, was registered at 01:24 hours local time (2154 GMT on Sunday).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 50.62 degrees in longitude and 29.61 degrees in latitude.

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

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

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