Quakes Hit Northwestern Iran

Two earthquakes measuring 4.1 and 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Nahbandan in Iran’s northwestern province of Southern Khorassan on thursday. According to Birjand’s seismological base affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quakes were registered at 01:45:12 and 04:46:50 hours local time (22:15:12 and 01:16:50 GMT) and were epicentered in an area measuring 59.73 and 59.82 degrees in longitude and 31.71 and 31.74 degrees in latitude, respectively.

No reports have yet been received on the possible number of casualties or damage to properties by the quakes.

Hectic fault lines have made Iran a host to frequent earthquakes of varying degrees in magnitude.

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