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11/20/07

IRAN: Quake jolts Ardakan in Yazd province

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.7 degrees on Richter scale jolted surrounding areas of Ardakan city in mid-south province of Yazd on Monday evening.

According to the report of seismography center affiliated with the Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 21:55 hours local time (18:25 GMT) and its epicenter was at 30.46 degrees latitude and 51.77 degrees longitude.

Two earthquakes jolted two dessert provinces of Iran, Semnan and Yazd, in less than one hour on Monday evening.

A tremor measuring 4.9 degrees in Richter scale also jolted surrounding areas of Garmsar, Semnan province, at 21:04 local time (17:34 GMT).

There is no immediate report on possible damage in the areas.

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