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Iran twin quakes leave no casualties, damage

Tehran, Head of Iran Emergency Organization said that the two earthquakes hitting Yasuj and Sarpol-e Zahab had no casualties or material damage.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday, Pir Hossein Kulivand said no reports have been released on the casualties or damage as a result of the 4.2- magnitude quake in Yasuj, Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province and the 4.1-magnitude tremor in Sarpol-e Zahab in western Province of Kermanshah.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, Kermanshah tremor occurred at 4:37 hours local time (0:07 GMT) in an area located at 34.43 degrees latitude and 45.97 degrees longitude at the depth of 8 km underground.

This is while Yasuj quake happened at 12:21 hours local time (7:51 GMT) in an area located at 30.75 degrees latitude and 51.59 degrees longitude.

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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