A new earthquake struck the countryside of Syria’s central province of Hama yesterday evening, 12 January 2023, the Syrian National Seismic Center reported.
The earthquake was recorded at 22L40 local time, it scored a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale as reported by the Syrian National Earthquake Center quoted by the Syrian news agency SANA, and 4.3 on the same scale as reported by the Earthquake Information site which records earthquakes around the world.
The epicenter of the earthquake recorded at the depth of 10 kilometers was between Al Ghadfah and Maar Shoreen at 35.68 N, 36.77 E some 6 kilometers to the north of Jarjanaz and 58 kilometers to the north of the city of Hama, the center of Hama province in central Syria.
People in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo, Latakia, and Idlib reported feeling this earthquake, there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties.
This earthquake comes less than a month after the one that struck on 18 December 2022 and struck the northwestern countryside of Idlib with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale.
‘Syria Enters the Earthquake Era’ was part of our November 2020 report on an earlier earthquake, worth reading:
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