Increased seismic activity in Iraq
Date: Monday 12/03/2012 11:01
Baghdad / prayer Azad
country has witnessed in the recent increase in seismic activity, which began expanding after the earthquake that hit Turkey last year, In the case were the province of Maysan yesterday, for the second earthquake in four days, called on the province of Wasit, the Meteorological to examine the eastern regions of the province which has seen an earthquake last Thursday.
The Director of the Meteorological and Seismology Dawood Shakir Mahmoud in a telephone conversation with (range) yesterday that the earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, composed of 9 degrees, Maysan province struck at 12.41 am on Sunday.
He added that site the quake is 27 km east of the Elimination of Western's Maysan, was felt by citizens in all regions of the judiciary and the parts of the province of Maysan, pointing out that he had not received any information on casualties or damage.
called Mahmoud "circles all concerned with planning, architecture and construction to take into account the factor of seismic at the construction of buildings, especially hospitals, apartment buildings, factories, laboratories and so on. "
He pointed out that "the scientific and structural, Iraq is located within the Arabian plate moving towards the north-east movement of transition and collide with the plates of Iran and this causes Teixra in the earth's crust which cause in turn, earthquakes ".
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