Magnitude 4.1 earthquake shakes southern Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 24, 2014 11:20

Residents report feeling light tremors in areas spanning from Ashdod to Eilat; no injuries reported.




Richter Scale [file photo]

Richter Scale, earthquake quake hand graph 311 (R). (photo credit: Pichi Chuang / Reuters)

A light earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in areas across southern Israel at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Police received notices from residents who felt the seismic activity in the areas spanning from the central port city of Ashdod to Israel's southern-most city of Eilat.

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The epicenter of the earthquake was suspected to be in the Sinai Peninsula region, police reported.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Meanwhile, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Greece on Saturday and was felt as far away as neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria but there were no reports of serious casualties or destruction, police and fire brigade officials said.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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