Iran: Earthquakes - Jan 2010
Between 16-17 January 2010, two earthquakes struck the same area of southwestern Iran overnight, damaging about 150 houses. The quakes of magnitude 4.9 and 4.1 occurred near the town of Andimeshk in Khuzestan province. (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 Jan 2010)
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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.