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12/01/08

Iran's Kurdestan and West Azarbaijan provinces hit by quakes

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richter scale hit the outskirts of the city of Shoeisheh in Kurdestan province on Monday.

The Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 13:48 hours local time (10:18 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located 46.54 degrees in longitude and 35.30 degrees in latitude.

Another earthquake measuring 4.1 in magnitude shook Sunday night the vicinity of Sarv area in West Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.

The tremor was registered by the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University at 20:27 hours local time (16:57 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located 66.44 degrees in longitude and 37.73 degrees in latitude.

Sarv is a border crossing between Iran and Turkey.

There is no report of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quakes.

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

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