Two earthquakes hit Jordan on Wednesday morning


Published: 2018-07-04 07:16

Last Updated: 2018-07-04 08:33

The main quake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale. (Sciencing)
The main quake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale. (Sciencing)
Roya News Source

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the northern parts of Jordan early on Wednesday morning.

Head of the Jordan Seismological Observatory (JSO), Mahmoud Al Qaryouti, told Roya that the earthquake struck the opposite side of Lake Tiberias and was strongly felt in the city of Irbid and other northern parts of the country.

An aftershock followed the quake eight minutes after the mainshock at 4:58 am (local time), measuring at a magnitude of 3.2.

Al Qaryouti said that the quakes were 10 km deep, adding that no damages or loss of lives were caused by the natural disaster.

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.