Southern Israel feels effects of 5.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Sinai

No damage in Israel was reported as a result of the tremor.

June 27, 2015 18:49
THE TEL AVIV skyline; the area around the city is home to many Israeli start-ups

THE TEL AVIV skyline. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Israel appears to have experienced a mild earthquake on Saturday after numerous reports from Eilat and other towns said that the ground shook.

Locals on social media reported tremors in Eilat, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and other towns throughout Israel, the Palestinian-controlled territories, and Egypt.

According to Israel Police, the epicenter of the tremor was in the Sinai Peninsula. Scientists said the earthquake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale.

No damage in Israel was reported as a result of the tremor.

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