4.2 Magnitude Tremor Hits Lebanon

At 9:05 pm Lebanese across all regions reported a tremor.

Residents in Tripoli, north Lebanon evacuated their old buildings out of fear of collapse.

According to the director of the National Center for Geophysics, Marleine Brax, the tremor hit Lebanon occurred 5 km south of Hermel with a magnitude of 4.2.

Tremors are expected up to months following major earthquakes in the region. Tremors are a result of the tectonic plates readjusting back into a solid position, defusing the tension.

On February 6th, 2023, two devastating earthquakes struck Turkey with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5. The earthquakes caused widespread damage in both Turkey and Syria, resulting in tens of thousands of fatalities and many injuries. The impact was felt across Lebanon, with shockwaves reaching as high as 5 magnitude and subsequent tremors.

On February 20th, 2023, another two earthquakes hit southern Turkey, with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8 just minutes apart.

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