Thursday, February 12, 2004

Earthquake Hits The Middle East!

A medium to strong earthquake hit many Middle Eastern countries yesterday morning, causing injuries,damage and panic from Amman to Cairo.
The quake hit at 0814 GMT, and measured between 4.9 and 5.1 on the Richter scale, strongest was measured in Amman.
The tremor's epicentre has been located around the Dead Sea.Employees in the Jordanian capital rushed out of offices and telephone lines were cut. Schoolchildren were given the day off. Whereas in Jerusalem, many buildings were evacuated as a precaution, and the radio reported two buildings suffered minor damage, including one in Tel Aviv.
The tremor was also felt in Damascus, southern Syria and Lebanon.

I heard the news from my little sister in Amman, and thank God, I made sure they're all fine. I wish no further quakes will follow and that all will be safe.

For a detailed report check AlJazeera