Another Earthquake Hits Kurdistan Region
Another earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region on Monday (December 11), just 32 minutes after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit parts of the region.
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a 4.9 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 47 kilometers hit the Iran-Iraq border at 5:42 p.m. on Monday.
Directorate of Health in Halabja said nine people injured due to the earthquake.
NRT reporter in Halabja, Wrya Hama Kareem, said there were no reports of destruction of buildings.
Kareem further said that Halabja residents have left their homes and that they were staying on the streets in fear of more earthquakes.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Darbandikhan, Nasseh Moulla Hassan told NRT that two people were also injured in the town and 10 others transferred to hospital due to their psychological conditions.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake was centered 28 kilometers southwest of Halabja.
The earthquake happened just 32 minutes after the 5.4 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10 kilometers hit parts of the Kurdistan Region.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.3 at a depth of 11.7 kilometers. USGS also reported that the quake was centered 35 kilometers southwest of Halabja.
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.