Jordanians in Irbid feel quake that hit Wadi Araba Monday morning

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Published: 2020-05-11 10:50

Last Updated: 2020-05-11 12:46


Jordanians in Irbid feel quake that hit Wadi Araba Monday morning
Jordanians in Irbid feel quake that hit Wadi Araba Monday morning

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale struck the Wadi Araba region this morning, according to the Jordan Seismological Observatory (JSO) at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

In a statement to Roya, the Head of the Jordanian Earthquake Observatory, Dr. Mahmoud al-Qariuti, said the quake struck the area about 24km west of Irbid governorate, at a depth of 9 km.

He added that the quake was felt by residents of the northwestern regions of the Kingdom, noting that all earthquake monitoring stations of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded it.

A number of Jordanians living in Irbid took to social media platforms and posted that they felt the quake this morning.

The JSO also recorded another earthquake of a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale in the Palestinian coasts at 6:53 am today.

It struck the area about 50 km northwest of the city of Haifa, at a depth of 10 km.

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