Jordanian Seismic Observatory confirms no earthquake activity Saturday

Jordan

Published: 2023-09-16 21:56

Last Updated: 2024-06-13 20:57


Jordanian Seismic Observatory confirms no earthquake activity Saturday
Jordanian Seismic Observatory confirms no earthquake activity Saturday

The Jordanian Seismic Observatory has reiterated that no seismic events were recorded Saturday in East Amman or in the Kingdom as a whole.

Observatory Director Ghassan Sweidan told Roya that rumors and inaccurate speculations circulating on social media after the devastating earthquake in Morocco are "baseless".

Sweidan pointed out that earthquakes have become a concerning topic for Jordanians after witnessing the scenes of destruction in the affected areas of Morocco, as well as Syria and Turkey.

He urged people not to be fearful, assuring that "the situation is reassuring."

Sweidan also mentioned that very minor seismic movements are occasionally recorded in the active seismic rift of the Dead Sea. However, they occur without people feeling them and without having any impact on infrastructure.

He praised the efficiency and development of the Jordanian Observatory's system and devices, highlighting the deployment of 20 stations in major cities to monitor seismic activity.

He also affirmed the precision of the equipment used by the observatory and the collaboration with several countries that employ similar devices to monitor smuggling activities across their borders.

Since Saturday morning, citizens' posts on social media expressing concern about feeling tremors raised alarm. The Jordanian Seismic Observatory swiftly responded, denying the circulating reports and confirming that no seismic event had been registered, nor was there any cause for concern.