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Earthquake Observatory

The Jordanian Seismic Observatory project, which was established in 1983, aims to monitor seismic activity in Jordan and neighboring areas in order to assess seismic risks and estimate the extent of the expected damage in the event of a devastating earthquake, God forbid. The Seismic Observatory records, around the clock, any earthquakes that occur through a network. Seismic monitoring stations (short- and long-frequency) and a network of powerful movement monitoring stations distributed among important facilities in Jordan for the purpose of recording ground acceleration necessary for earthquake-resistant engineering designs. The Seismic Observatory issues a daily and annual report on the seismic events that are monitored, and

Jordan Seismological Observatory (JSO) was established in September 1983. JSO is observing seismic events around the hour, doing the analysis, assessment and archiving, preparing seismic maps and seismic hazard maps data exchanging with universal observatories periodically and when needed in order to achieve complete set of data for better results providing seismic data to local authorities, coordinating with local authorities for the aim of minimizing seismic hazards. JSO is participating in studies and programs aiming for public awareness of seismic hazards, identifying active faults and their types issuing monthly and annual bulletins of local and regional seismic events and maintaining the networks .


Seismic Stations

The operational seismic stations consist of twenty two seismic stations distributed throughout the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , which send the signal to the center in Amman within 24 hours throughout the year. There are 22 stations


Seismicity of Jordan

Jordan is considered one of the seismically active regions according to its location. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is located in the northwestern part of the Arabian Plate. Seismic activity in Jordan is concentrated along the Dead Sea rift

 seismicity from 1983 to 2022

The Jordanian Seismic Observatory recorded 138 local earthquakes in 2022, concentrated in the Dead Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba, Wadi Araba, the Jordan Valley, and the adjacent border areas. The magnitude of the earthquakes ranged from 1.5-4.3 on the Richter scale, with the highest magnitude recorded at 4.3 in the Gulf of Aqaba.

 seismicity of 2022 map


historic earthquake


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