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Minor Earthquakes Reported in Afar Region  

ADDIS ABABA – A town in northeastern Ethiopia has experienced subsequent minor earthquakes, according to Addis Ababa University.  

The University’s Geophysics, Science and Astronomy Institute recorded four minor earthquakes this week near Logiya-Semera town of Afar regional state.

Three earthquakes measuring up to 3 in Richter scale hit the areas at different times between Tuesday and Wednesday night, the University said.

No damage or casualty was reported but it is occurring repeatedly around the same area, Atalay Ayele, director of the institute, told state news agency ENA.

Experts of the university have been sent to investigate the situation and advise authorities on precaution measures if the tremor persists.

A similar incident was last reported in Ethiopia in Mieso district of Oromia regional state in January 2020. The area was hit by an earthquake 5.0 in magnitude on the Richter scale and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.