Earthquakes Hit Iran-Iraq Border Region, Felt In Kurdistan Region

Earthquakes Hit Iran-Iraq Border Region, Felt In Kurdistan Region

 Earthquakes jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday (January 11) and could be felt in the Kurdistan Region.

European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquakes happened at 9:59, 10:00, 10:15, 10:21, 10:37, 10:52, 10:55, 11:00 and 11:05 a.m. on Thursday.

The quakes’ magnitudes which were at a depth of 10 kilometers were 5.5, 5.3, 5.2, 5.4, 4.3, 4.3, 5.0, 5.4 and 3.7, according to EMSC and USGS.

The earthquakes could be felt in parts of the Kurdistan Region.

Director of Meteorology and Seismology in the Kurdistan Region, Fazil Ibrahim said that all the earthquakes were centered in the Kurdish areas in Iran.

On 12 November at 9:18 p.m. (18:18 UTC) northeast Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of this earthquake was located 32kms from the city of Halabja.

According to statistics of the Iraqi Ministry of Health and WHO, nine people have died and 535 others were injured in the earthquake in Iraq.