Earthquake measuring 4.7 hits eastern Mediterranean

Jordan

Published: 2019-05-16 11:14

Last Updated: 2019-05-16 11:26


Earthquake measuring 4.7 hits eastern Mediterranean
Earthquake measuring 4.7 hits eastern Mediterranean
Roya News Source

Jordan Seismological Observatory (JSO) recorded on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, an earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale that hit the west of the Palestinian coast at 7:35 pm.

Director of the JSO, Mahmoud Qaryouti, said in a press statement that the quake, which occurred at 10 kilometers deep, was felt by the residents of the Kingdom, including the capital Amman.

In another statement, Arabia Weather stated that an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the eastern Mediterranean and was felt by the residents of Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and parts of Jordan.

The statement indicated that there were no reports of any damage or casualties caused by the quake.

Various regions of the Kingdom, especially the southern regions, are witnessing seismic activity, since they are located on top of the Dead Sea Fault, also known as the Great Rift Valley, making them vulnerable to earthquakes as a result of the movement of plates.