An earthquake struck separate areas in Syria and Lebanon, and was felt by residents of some cities

2023-01-22 2023-01-22T10:19:32Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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Weather of Arabia - The European-Mediterranean Earthquake Observatory recorded 3 earthquakes on Saturday evening (January 21) that struck near the Syrian-Lebanese border, and their effects reached separate areas of Lebanon and Syria, the difference between each one was about an hour.

The first tremor was of 4.4 degrees on the Richter scale at 3:30 Damascus time, and the second was of 4.2 degrees on the Richter scale, at 4:30 Damascus time, and it was at a depth of 10 km at the Syrian-Lebanese border, where the tremor was felt by the residents of the Syrian city of Homs, located on the West Bank. east of the Orontes River, as well as the residents of Hama and Tartous governorates, and the residents of Akkar in Lebanon.

An hour after the last tremor, the observatory recorded a third earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 at a depth of 2 km, 48 km to the north-northeast of the Lebanese city of Tripoli.

The Jordanian Seismological Observatory reported that an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in the northwest of the Syrian Republic, at 4:33 pm Amman time, at a depth of 10 kilometers northwest of the Syrian city of Homs, and it is considered a moderately strong earthquake, followed by another tremor at 5:28 pm.

As the Syrian TV announced, the country was subjected to an earthquake, which was felt by the residents of the city of Homs, located on the eastern bank of the Orontes River.

The National Center of Geophysics in Bahnes (Lebanon) also reported that an earthquake was felt by the residents of some Lebanese regions, after it occurred inside Syrian territory at 15:31, 31 km from the city of Homs, and its magnitude was 4.4 degrees on the Richter scale. From the Lebanese capital, Beirut, 135 km.

It is noteworthy that tremors are a natural phenomenon that occurs for several reasons, the most important of which is the continuous movement of tectonic plates, and as a result of this movement there is an accumulation of stress, and this stress is released through tremors, and it is not possible to predict the type of that tremor, whether it is large, medium or small.

Also read: How can animals sense earthquakes early when humans could not predict them?

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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