A ‘light’ earthquake measuring 4.3 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale hit an area southwest of Idlib, northwest of Syria.
The earthquake that hit at 02:45 pm today was about 19 kilometers to the southwest of the city of Idlib at 10 kilometers depth, the Syrian National Seismic Center said in a statement conveyed by the Syrian news agency SANA reported.
This makes it the 6th earthquake to hit Syria in the past 4 months, other earthquakes have hit southern Turkey.
Earthquakes ranging between 4.0 and 4.9 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale are considered as ‘light’:
‘Syria is on the Arab-African subversive fault that extends from the Iskenderun Strip in the north to the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea and then to the southern outskirts of the African continent with a length ranging between 3-4 thousand kilometers is a seismic hazard of the second degree and the most dangerous site on this fault is the northern part of the Arab plate, meaning the Syrian lands, specifically the northwestern sides of it from the Iskenderun Strip to the Al-Ghab, then to the Bekaa, Jordan, and Palestine to Aqaba and the Red Sea.’ From our previous report on the topic.
No details yet of any casualties from today’s tremor.