Published: 2023-02-06 12:17
Last Updated: 2023-03-27 18:03
As of Monday noon, Jordan recorded more than 100 aftershocks as a result of the Gaziantep earthquake, which has left tens of hundreds dead so far, according to the director of the Seismological Observatory Ghassan Sweidan.
Sweidan told Roya that the Jordanian Seismological Observatory recorded an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale in south-central Turkey, in addition to more than 100 aftershocks as of 12pm.
He added that the earthquake was monitored at exactly 4:16am Jordan time, and its magnitude reached 7.5 on the Richter scale, with a depth of 10km, and it was detected in Gaziantep.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Monday called on Jordanian citizens in Turkey and Syria to contact the Jordanian embassies in Ankara and Damascus at any time by calling the following hotline numbers.
Jordanian Embassy in Ankara: 00905384419586
The Jordanian Embassy in Damascus: 00963954455455
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Operations Center: 00962795497777
Monday morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that a crisis cell in the operations room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been activated, in addition to another crisis cell in the Jordanian embassies in Ankara and Damascus to check on Jordanians following the Gaziantep earthquake in Turkey, which left dozens dead in Syria and Turkey.
The ministry's official spokesperson, Sinan Majali, told Roya that the ministry "is in contact with those concerned and has activated hotlines... to check on the Jordanians in the affected areas."
Majali stressed that the embassies are communicating with the authorities in the concerned areas, through the crisis cell in their operations rooms, stressing that there is no information "so far" that Jordanians have been affected.