Light earthquake measuring 4.8 hits southern Israel; No injuries reported

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 16, 2016 07:40
A view of the Eilat Mountains and the Red Sea

A view of the Eilat Mountains and the Red Sea. (photo credit: MINISTRY OF TOURISM)

 
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A light earthquake struck southern Israel just after dawn on Monday.

According to seismologists, the tremor, which was felt most in the Negev region stretching from Eilat to Beersheba, registered 4.8 on the Richter scale.

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There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

The quake's epicenter was the Sinai Peninsula.

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