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New Earthquake Strikes Southern Hasakah Near the Borders with Iraq

Earthquake - tremor Richter scale - Syria

A new earthquake of 3.8 degrees on the Richter Scale struck today southeast of Hasakah near the borders with Iraq this morning of Wednesday, 10 February 2021.

The tremor that occurred at 07:06 am local time at the Syrian – Iraqi borders in the southeastern Hasakah countryside was at 27 kilometers depth at (36.26 N; 41.27 E) as per the Syrian National Seismic Center.

This map shows the recent earthquakes that struck different parts of Syria in the past few months:

Syrian Tectonics - Faults - Earthquake- Syrian Sesmic Center

This is the recent earthquake in a series of earthquakes recorded and escalating recently as it was warned of about 20 years ago by Dr. Talal Ballani, Director General of the General Organization for Geology and Mineral Resources.

Dr. Ballani explained: ‘Syria is on the Arab-African subversive fault that extends from the Iskenderun Strip in the north to the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea and then to the southern outskirts of the African continent with a length ranging between 3-4 thousand kilometers is a seismic hazard of the second degree and the most dangerous site on this fault is the northern part of the Arab plate, meaning the Syrian lands, specifically the northwestern sides of it from the Iskenderun Strip to the Al-Ghab, then to the Bekaa, Jordan, and Palestine to Aqaba and the Red Sea.’

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