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Two Earthquakes of More Than 4.5-Magnitude Occur Near Bushehr NPP in Iran - USGS

© AP Photo / Irwin FedriansyahA geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake
A geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake - Sputnik International
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The US Geological Survey said that two earthquakes, one of 4.9-magnitude and another of 4.5-magnitude, have hit southern Iran.

Iran was hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday, according to the USGS. One was 4.9-magnitude and registered at 2:20 GMT 10 kilometres from the Iranian city of Borazjan at a depth of around 10 kilometres. The tremors reportedly occurred not far from the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

The second earthquake, 4.5-magnitude, occurred an hour later at 3:19 GMT, with an epicentre located 17 kilometres from Borazjan.

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