Recent Earthquake of 5.4 Magnitude Jolts North West Syria

DAMASCUS: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria on Thursday evening, the Syrian Nationwide Earthquake Heart reported. The earthquake, which struck at 10:47 p.m. native time, has a depth of 18.8 km. Its epicenter was 61 km from the town of Idlib, the capital of the namesake province.

The earthquake may very well be felt within the Syrian capital Damascus and the northern province of Aleppo, Xinhua information company reported.

One other magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit the northwestern coastal province of Latakia at 11:17 p.m. native time. With a depth of 46 km, the second quake`s epicenter is 50 km from Latakia, the capital of the namesake province.

Native folks within the coastal province noticed mud falling from partitions of their buildings and ran out to the streets in panic, witnesses instructed the information company by cellphone. Folks in lots of Syrian areas took to the streets after the tremors, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Northern Syria was hit exhausting by the magnitude 7.7 and seven.6 earthquakes centered in southeastern Turkey on February 6.

The Syrian Well being Ministry introduced on Tuesday that the ultimate loss of life toll from the earthquake that hit Syria stands at 1,414, whereas the variety of injured folks reached 2,357.

The ministry`s rely of quake casualties solely contains the quake-hit areas below authorities management.

In the meantime, the newest statistics from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the quake killed about 7,000 folks in Syria`s government- and rebel-held areas.

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