Quakes Hit Eastern Iran

A01531457.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Two Quakes measuring 4.2 and 4.1 on the Richter scale struck the cities of Benet and Sankhuast in the Iranian provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan and Northern Khorassan, respectively.

The Seismological network of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the first tremor, which jolted the southeastern city of Benet, at 03:52 hours local time Sunday (2322 GMT on Saturday).

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 59.7 degrees in longitude and 25.64 degrees in latitude.

The second quake, which rattled the northeastern city of Sankhuast, was registered at 20:35 hours local time (1605 GMT) Saturday and its epicenter was located at 56.96 degrees longitude and 37 degrees latitude.

There are yet no reports on the number of possible casualties or damage to properties by the quake.

Iran is criss-crossed with fault lines and is regularly hit by earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight tremor every day on average.

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