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6 earthquakes hit Iraq, 5 degres earthquake hit Iran

NEWS DESK- Iraq witnessed last night 6 earthquakes in Diyala governorate that is located in the center of Iraq, the magnitude was 5.1 degree according to Richter scale, while Sumar city in East Kurdistan witnessed an earthquake with a magnitude of 5 degrees according to the scale, and it caused total and partial damage about 90,000 housing and commercial units in 10 cities, and 1,930 villages in the governorate.

Iraq has recorded a series of earthquakes without causing any financial or human losses, while severe dust storms swept out the areas along the Iraqi-Syrian border.

According to a statement made by the Meteorology and Seismic Monitoring General Body on Saturday, 6 earthquakes hit Diyala governorate in the center of Iraq last night as the strongest one was of 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale. Moreover, a series of aftershocks were observed on Saturday morning in Mandali province in Diyala governorate.

The statement made it clear that a magnitude-5.1 earthquake on the Richter scale hit an area located 5 kilometers southeast of Mandali in Diyala with a depth of 10 kilometers at 1:17 according to the local time after midnight. The people of the governorate and in the eastern area of the capital Bagdad felt it.

The statement also noted that other 5 earthquakes took place after midnight till 05:00 with a magnitude of 3, 3.1g, 3.5g, 3.5, 3.8g in the areas located southeast of Mandali province assuring that there is no information about causing damage.

While Iran has recorded 336 earthquakes in Sumar city west of Iran during 10 days, another one took place on Saturday with a magnitude of 5 degrees according to Richter scale.

In Rojhilat (East Kurdistan), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5 on Richter scale took place in Soma city in Qesser Sherin city west of Kermanshah governorate at 01:47 on Saturday dawn according to the local time, and it inflicted total and partial damage to about 90,000 housing and commercial units in 10 cities, and 1,930 villages in the governorate.

The Iranian news agency of Irna quoted from the manager in the Seismic Monitoring in Kermanshah governorate west of Iran Ferhad Frozy that since January 11, 2018 till January 20, 2018, we have recorded 336 earthquakes.

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