Jordan was not affected by the earthquake that hit Iraqi-Iranian borders


Published: 2018-01-11 14:40

Last Updated: 2018-01-11 16:49

Amman. (Roya Arabic)
Amman. (Roya Arabic)
Roya News Source

An earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday morning, causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, Reuters reported.

The Head of the Jordanian National Earthquake Observatory, Mahmoud Qaryouti, confirmed that the Kingdom was not affected by the earthquake.

The Seismic crisis happened on the Iraqi-Iranian borders on Thursday morning at 8:59 AM (Amman Time), the largest magnitude registered was 5.7, according to the Richter magnitude scale.

The earthquake hit the Iranian province of Kermanshah, where there were 620 people killed in November earlier.

“The quake jolted the city of Sumar that is located between Ilam and Kermanshah provinces. So far, no fatalities or injuries have been reported,” a local official told Iranian TV.

Aftershocks continued in central Iraq after the initial tremor by about an hour, causing residents to exit buildings in a hurry.

The Iraqi state TV reported also that there were no reports of damage or fatalities in Baghdad or the central provinces of Wasit and Diyala.