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Minor earthquake hits western Homs

Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/05/05 07:42

Homs - SMART

On Tuesday, a minor earthquake hit western Homs governorate, Central Syria.

The Syrian government National Earthquake Center (NEC) published on social media that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Homs governorate, 38 kilometers west of the city of Homs and 11 kilometers southeast of Tal Kalakh.

The NEC added that the earthquake happened at 02:45 am.

On Apr. 30, 2020, the NEC registered an earthquake on the Syrian-Lebanese border, while on Apr. 27, 2020, it registered an earthquake in the Mediterranean that affected west of the city of Latakia. On Apr. 21, 2020, a similar earthquake hit north west of Latakia.  

On Apr. 15, 2020, an earthquake affected the northern and western areas of Syria, in addition to southern Turkish Provinces.

On Jan. 24, 2020, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Elazig Province, Eastern Turkey, killed four people; the earthquake frequencies affected several Syrian governorates.