Seismology expert Tony Nemer tweeted: “Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.4 and 3.4 respectively, occurred in Lebanon this afternoon, their epicenters located between Rachin and Chahtoul in Kesrouane on sub-faults. The matter is simple and does not require concern.”
هزتان أرضيتان في لبنان بعد ظهر اليوم بقوة 2.4 و3.4 درجات، نقطتا ارتكازهما بين رعشين و شحتول في كسروان على فوالق فرعية. الأمر بسيط ولا يستدعي قلقاً. pic.twitter.com/6xocKdkHOt
— Tony S. Nemer, PhD (@tony_nemer) May 6, 2023
At 5:45 pm Lebanese time, residents of various regions in Lebanon felt an earthquake, and it was reported that it may be related to the earthquake that occurred off the coast of the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea with a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter scale, and a depth of 29 km. The Lebanese National Center for Geophysics later indicated that the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.4 and its epicenter was in Kesrouane.
Later on, some residents of the Kesrouane region felt a second earthquake with a magnitude of 2.4 and its epicenter in Merouba.