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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Iran-Iraq border : no reported loss of life or property

An earthquake at the magnitude of 5.2 occurred in Iraq at 13:07 local time.

Euro-Mediterranean Seismology Centre announced that the earthquake’s epicentre is located 26 kms southeast of the Iraqi town of Mandali on the Iran-Iraq border.

The earthquake occurred at 13:07 local time, 40 kms below the ground.

It is not known if there was any loss of life or property that happened as a result of the earthquake. 

Two aftershocks followed the earthquake in less than an hour. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the aftershocks was 4.9 and 4.4.

An earthquake at the magnitude of 6.3 had occurred in November in close proximity to Mandali, which had injured more than 500 people.

In Iran earthquakes at varying magnitudes happen almost each day as a result of major seismic faults in the region.

TUNA AYBURC
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