Two earthquakes shake southern Dead Sea area

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-18 10:07

Last Updated: 2021-07-25 10:25


Two earthquakes shake southern Dead Sea area
Two earthquakes shake southern Dead Sea area

The head of the Jordanian Seismological Observatory at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ghassan Sweidan, said Thursday that two earthquakes were detected in the southern Dead Sea area by the Dead Sea Rift.

In statements to Roya, Sweidan said the first earthquake was detected at exactly 7:55 pm Thursday, Jordan time, with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale and at a depth of 17 kilometers, followed by a second earthquake at 7:59 pm, with a magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter Scale and at a depth of 11 kilometers.

Sweidan noted that these earthquakes are merely tremors and are considered weak, adding that people do not feel them.
They are only recorded on sensitive monitoring devices, he said.