Second earthquake hits Iraq

MENA

Published: 2017-11-13 19:23

Last Updated: 2017-11-14 00:03


The earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale. (Chicago Tribune)
The earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale. (Chicago Tribune)
Roya News Source

A second earthquake hit Iraq on Monday evening.

The earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale and it struck Khanaqin city in the Diyala Governorate and the Sulaymaniyah Province, according to a source from the Iraqi Air Force.

No casualties have yet been reported.

At least 400 people were killed after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the border region between Iraq and Iran on Sunday.

Roughly 7,000 people have been injured and the death toll is expected to rise when search and rescue areas reach the more remote areas.

The death toll is expected to climb in both Iran and Iraq in the coming days. The Iranian Red Crescent said that 70,000 people were in need of emergency shelter.