17 Jan 2010 12:47:41 GMT
TEHRAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Two earthquakes
which struck in the same area of southwestern Iran overnight damaged about
150 houses, an official said on Sunday.
The quakes of magnitude 4.9 and 4.1 respectively
occurred near the town of Andimeshk in Khuzestan province, the official
IRNA news agency reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey initially
reported a 5.0 magnitude quake in the area shortly before midnight (2030
GMT) local time.
The two quakes on Saturday night and
early Sunday morning damaged 150 urban and rural residential units, said