FIVE consecutive earthquakes hit Jordan earlier today

Jordan

Published: 2018-07-27 14:39

Last Updated: 2018-07-27 20:18


The strongest of which was of 3.7 degrees
The strongest of which was of 3.7 degrees
Roya News Source

A series five earthquakes hit the Kingdom earlier today between 11:51 AM and 1:12 PM local time.

Head of the Jordan Seismological Observatory (JSO), Mahmoud Al Qaryouti confirmed that while the depth of these earthquakes ranged between 2 to 5 kilometers, the strongest was of 3.7 degrees on the Richter scale. No damages or injuries were reported, Al Qaryouti added.

Since the beginning of this month, the Kingdom has witnessed seismic activity centralized around Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee). The most powerful of which was recorded on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:45 PM with a magnitude of 4.7 degrees. The aftermath of this one was mostly felt by residents in Northern areas of the country and some areas in Amman governorate, such as Sahab and Rsaifeh as well as Zarqa.

It is unusual for the kingdom to be hit by this many quakes, with such close proximity, which is why the government -earlier this month- has release a set of instructions that civilians must follow after an earthquake has struck.

Jordan has experienced its fair share of earthquakes over the years. Click here to read about the 4 strongest earthquakes to ever shake the kingdom.