Two major earthquakes hit Iran just hours after it launched over a dozen missiles at two U.S. military compounds in Iraq.
The first one was a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hitting very close to a nuclear power plant.
“The depth and epicenter indicate it was a natural event and unrelated to this evenings events,” Strategic Sentinel posted.
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near #Iran‘s #Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. The depth and epicenter indicate it was a natural event and unrelated to this evenings events. A similar earthquake struck in late December. USGS report enclosed. https://t.co/WcfNffwSOm
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 8, 2020
Another earthquake hit the southern part of Iran, according to Earthquake Monitor.
— Earthquake Monitor (@EQAlerts) January 8, 2020
After the deployment, President Trump tweeted “All is well,” saying the situation is being evaluated. He will be making an announcement at the White House Wednesday morning.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020