Monday, December 20, 2010

Ethiopia Earthquake injures 26 Jimma University students

Some 26 students of Jimma University sustain minor injury following Sunday afternoon’s earthquake that stricken Hossana town and its environs. University Public Relation Department told ENA that the students were injured while trying to escape from the building. The department said the students have received medical treatment. It said some windows of the buildings were broken by the tremor. Earthquake Expert with the Geophysics, Space Science and Astronomy Service, Dr. Atalay Ayele said the earthquake measuring 5.3 at Richter scale hit Hossana town and its environs at 3.15 PM local time and stayed for 16 seconds. The earthquake that lasted 19 seconds has brought no causality so far except cracks on some buildings existing in the town, the Hossanna Town Police Inspector, Erdedo Awono said. Some old earthen houses were also demolished as a result of the earthquake. Source ( ENA)

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