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02/02/08

Iran: Quake jolts suburbs of Hendurabi island in Persian Gulf

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA - A relatively strong earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit suburbs of Hendurabi island in the Persian Gulf, southern Iran, Saturday morning.

The seismological centers affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 09:03 hours local time (0533 GMT).

The epicenter of the tremor was an area measuring 26.39 degrees in latitude and 52.92 degrees in longitude to the west of the Kish island, the report said.

There is no report on 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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