An earthquake struck off the Syrian coastal city of Latakia yesterday evening, 29 January 2023, the Syrian National Seismic Center reported.
The earthquake was recorded at 19:12 local time, it scored a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale as reported by the Syrian National Earthquake Center quoted by the Syrian news agency SANA, and by the Earthquake Information site which records earthquakes around the world.
The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at Location: 35.78 N, 35.73 E; Depth: 10 kilometers as per the Earthquake Information site, and at Location: 35.71 N, 35.72 E; Depth: 13 kilometers as per the Syrian National Earthquake Center, some 22 kilometers to the northwest of the city of Latakia in the eastern Mediterranean.
There have been no reports of aftermath tremors felt by the residents of Syria’s largest coastal city, Latakia, and no signs of a Tsunami at sea.
This earthquake strikes 17 days after the most recent earthquake that struck in the northern countryside of the central Syrian city of Hama on the 12th of January this month. Some 11 kilometers to the south of a previous earthquake on 12 August 2020, both earthquakes occur within a series of earthquakes recorded in the past years some of which are seen in our above interactive map.
For more information on the so-called Earthquake Era that Syria entered into at the beginning of this century, our post of November 2020 explains the movements expected across the Arab-African subversive fault: