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1/19/07

Quake hits Iran's Khouzestan province again

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA-A tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale again jolted outskirts of Haftgel in the southern province of Khouzestan on Friday afternoon.

The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 15:56 hours local time (12:26 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area measuring 49.70 degrees in longitude and 31.45 degrees in latitude, the report added.

Another earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted the same place at 13.42 local time (10.12 GMT) on Friday.

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 sits on some of the world's most active seismic faultlines.

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