Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Iraqi Ministry of Transport announced, on Saturday, that “two new earthquakes were recorded in the governorates of Nineveh and Erbil,” without resulting in human or material losses, according to what was reported by the Iraqi government news agency, “INA.”
A statement by the Ministry of Transport, published by “INA”, stated, “The General Authority for Meteorology and Seismic Monitoring recorded an earthquake, at dawn on Saturday, in Nineveh Governorate.”
The authority added in the statement, that “the earthquake was recorded at exactly 02:25:33, Saturday morning local time, with a magnitude of 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale, 8.2 kilometers east of the Hatra district of Nineveh Governorate,” stressing that “the citizens in Nineveh, Erbil and Dohuk They felt the tremor, in a different way, and we did not suffer any significant losses.”
In another report, according to what was reported by the Iraqi News Agency, the Meteorology Authority stated, “Another earthquake was recorded at 03:09:40, Saturday morning, local time, with a magnitude of 4 degrees on the Richter scale, 22 kilometers northeast of the center of city in Erbil Governorate.
The authority indicated that “the citizens felt the tremor, clearly, and we did not receive any significant losses.” The authority also called on the citizens to “take caution and avoid rumors and false news, and adhere to the seismic commandments issued by the General Authority for Meteorology and Seismic Monitoring,” according to what it quoted. conscious”.
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