Two Quakes Hit Western Iran

A02391838.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Two consecutive earthquakes measuring 5.7 and 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Dehloran in Iran’s western province of Ilam.

The Seismological network of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quakes at 2:22 hours local time Thursday (2252 GMT Wednesday) and 3:34 hours local time (00:04 GMT) Thursday, respectively.

While the first quake injured four people in Dehloran, the second quake only caused panic among the city residents. The epicenter of the second tremor was located in Iraq in an area near the border with Iran with 47.37 degrees in longitude and 32.44 degrees in latitude.

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