Earthquake hits northwest of Hama

A moderate earthquake occurred today, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, northwest of Hama.

The Syrian National Seismological Center reported an average earthquake measuring 3.6 degrees northwest of the city of Hama, according to the SANA agency, which is speaking for the Syrian government.

The center said that "the earthquake occurred at 09:44 local time, and is 32 km northwest of the city of Hama and 115 km southwest of the city of Aleppo."

The center noted that "the intensity of the tremor was 3.6 degrees on the Richter scale."

Syria has witnessed a number of earthquakes in the past months, and the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources of the Syrian government said in April that the National Seismological Center recorded 935 tremors during the first three months of this year, in its monitoring of seismic events taking place in Syria and the surrounding areas.

She added that the Syrian coast region witnessed several tremors, some of which were felt by the residents of the coastal region during the period from 14/4/2020 to 19/4/2020. Their number reached 25 tremors, whose strength ranged between 2 to 4.7 degrees on the Richter scale, its location on the Syrian coast, north 30-50 km west of Latakia.

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