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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria

Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 10:22
10:22 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.4 quake 26 Jan 12:02 pm (GMT +2)
4.4 quake 26 Jan 12:02 pm (GMT +2)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria. The tremor was recorded around noon on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 12:02 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 7 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Al Ḩasakah (pop. 81,500) located 53 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sinjār (pop. 38,300) located 62 km from the epicenter, Nisibis (pop. 89,000) 97 km away, and Ad Darbāsīyah (pop. 21,500) 109 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +2) local time (26 Jan 2021 10:02 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.2°N / 41.2°E (Al-Hasakah, Syria)
Primary data source: EMSC

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