Earthquake startles residents of Jordan, Palestine

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-16 09:24

Last Updated: 2021-07-25 08:44


Earthquake startles residents of Jordan, Palestine
Earthquake startles residents of Jordan, Palestine

The Jordanian Seismological Observatory at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded Wednesday a 4.1-magnitude earthquake in the Negev desert and the Wadi Araba region within occupied Palestinian territories.

The tremor occurred at 2:08 am local time, at a depth of 16 kilometers, 35 kilometers southwest of Wadi Musa.

According to the observatory, the tremor occurred on the Dead Sea Rift extending from Aqaba in the south to the Taurus Mountains in the north near Turkey and was felt by residents of the central and southern regions of the Kingdom.

Those living in the south said they woke them from sleep, with most residents feeling the rumble in Karak, Tafilah, Maan, and Aqaba.

At the same time, Palestinian media reported feeling the earthquake in the occupied territories, centered in the Negev region.

No damages or casualties were reported.