Jordan Seismological Observatory records 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Egypt

MENA

Published: 2021-04-07 13:17

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 21:18


Jordan Seismological Observatory records 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Egypt
Jordan Seismological Observatory records 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Egypt

Wednesday, the Jordanian Seismological Observatory at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded an earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale, occuring in the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Egyptian city of Marsa Matruh, at 4:30am local time in Amman.

The head of the Jordanian Seismological Observatory, Ghassan Sweidan, said in a press statement that the earthquake that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea, 800 kilometers west of Amman and 225 kilometers north of the Egyptian city of Morsi Matruh, was not felt by the residents of Jordan.

The observatory monitors seismic events within the Kingdom and the neighboring region, as well as monitors, analyzes and documents any seismic event whose waves reach the Jordanian stations distributed in various regions of the Kingdom.

Additionally, it monitors any ground movement, transmitting movement data via satellites directly to the observatory.