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Earthquake hits northeastern Maysan




Maysan (AIN) -An earth quake stroke Ali al-Gharbi district of northeastern Maysan.

The head of Human Rights Committee in Maysan Provincial Council Yusri Naji said "The shake happened at 1:15 a.m last night and was of 5,9 degrees on Richter Scale followed by mild earth shakes without casualties," noting that "it is expected to be followed by aftershocks."

Yusri added "The coming period, according to the specialists will witness either stability in the ground layers and the movement of waters in the district, or to witness a strong earthquake."

He clarified that "People need to know that the ground of Ali al-Gharbi district is fragile and not stony, because if it is stony then there would be causalities and material damages."/End/

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