Earthquake in Israel Registers at 5.2 – No Injuries Reported

Earthquake felt in Israel at 6:34 PM local time. With epicenter reportedly south of the Jewish State, there was strong shaking reported in Cairo. 

By Ilana Curiel, Yaron Druckman, Meir Ohayon, Shahar Chai, Roi Kais

An earthquake was felt in several Israeli cities at precisely 6:34 PM on Saturday.

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Al Jazeera reported shortly after that a strong quake had been felt in Cairo. The earthquake epicenter was reportedly southwest  of Israel, with the first local geological station to log the earthquake being in Eilat. It was soon reported that the epicenter was 4 kilometers away from Nuwaybi`a, Egypt and 63 km from Eilat.

The American Geological Survey reported that the earthquake measured a 5.2 on the Richter scale.

Israelis reported feeling the earthquake from cities such as Be’er Sheva, Tel Aviv, Hod Hasharon, Holon, Netanya, and Jerusalem.

 

View original Ynet publication at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4673298,00.html

 

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