Weather of Arabia - Citizens’ posts on their accounts on social media platforms at dawn on Saturday morning raised concern after they indicated that they felt one or two earthquakes in Amman and Madaba. The citizens who felt the shaking at 2:15 am were present in the areas east of the capital, Amman, and Madaba Governorate, which are areas Close together, while no one in the rest of the areas reported feeling shaking.
Did seismic activity really occur in Jordan? Did there be an earthquake?
The Jordanian Seismic Observatory denies the occurrence of an earthquake in Jordan at dawn on Saturday
Director of the Jordanian Seismic Observatory, Ghassan Suwaidan, said, “More than an hour ago, from several places, we received a feeling of an earthquake in the eastern regions of Amman... and according to the Observatory’s recordings, there is no seismic event.” "There is nothing to worry about," he added.
Suwaidan also confirmed that the monitoring devices operating at the Jordanian Seismic Observatory did not record any earthquake in Jordan, indicating that several observations were received from various places indicating that an earthquake was felt in the eastern regions of Amman, but according to the observatory’s recordings, there is no seismic event or anything calling for an earthquake. Anxiety.
He pointed out that there are more than 20 stations to monitor seismic movement distributed in most major cities, regions and strategic installations in Jordan, which record seismic activity and then we analyze it and extract the results.
On the other hand, the head of the Jordanian Geologists Syndicate, Khaled Al-Shawabkeh, said on Friday evening that the Kingdom is not immune to earthquakes. It is worth noting that the last seismic activity recorded by the Jordanian Seismic Observatory was recorded on August 28 , when an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 Richter was recorded, northeast of the city of Dhiban in Madaba Governorate, it occurred at a depth of 7 km. It is considered a weak earthquake that may be felt by some citizens close to the earthquake site.
The professor of seismology at the University of Jordan, Professor Najib Abu Karki, and the director of the Jordanian Seismic Observatory, Ghassan Suwaidan, indicated to the Ammon News Agency that citizens are affected by the recent earthquake events in neighboring countries and are in a state of tension, and they justified the feeling of vibrations by saying that there are other events due to which the population may feel With things that may give them the illusion of vibrations, especially with the state of stimulation they are experiencing, such as a security event, for example.
Abu Karki said that a plane breaching the sound barrier, for example, causes vibrations in the windows, something that may cause an earthquake to be felt, noting at the same time that no one has ever reported hearing the sound of an aircraft at the moment of feeling the vibration.
Abu Karki pointed out that he was awake when the posts started reporting that an earthquake had occurred, and he followed the event directly and continued to follow it for more than two hours and did not find anything indicating that an earthquake had occurred in the observatories, stressing that the Jordanian Seismic Observatory has the final say in the end.
Suwaidan stated that the Jordanian Observatory is capable of recording any earthquake, even if it is small, noting that the observatory records vibrations resulting from explosions in rock quarries and phosphate.
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