Jordan is seeing a rise in seismic activity and a rise of earthquakes, with the country’s seismic network being activated more than once.

The National Emergency Coordination Centre (NECC) said on Wednesday that it had activated two seismic stations in the Negev Desert, where a 7.6-magnitude quake hit last Wednesday.

It said a second station was activated in the Golan Heights region, in response to a similar quake.

The latest quake struck the desert’s western tip, which is surrounded by mountains.

The quake struck at a depth of around 1.2km (0.7 miles), the NECC said.

It was the latest in a series of earthquakes that hit the region, which was recently rocked by a 5.8-migram quake in December.

It came after the country saw a string of earthquakes in the same area last month, and also after a series in the western Negeb desert in May.