Earthquake near Greek island felt throughout Israel

Residents report feeling buildings shake; no damage reported; tremors from 5.9 magnitude quake 800km away mainly felt in Nahariya, Safed.

April 1, 2011 17:11
Earthquake near Greek island felt throughout Israel

richter scale 224.88. (photo credit: Courtesy )


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Residents from all over Israel reported that they felt an earthquake on Friday afternoon.

It was still not clear if any damage has been caused or what the magnitude of the earthquake was.

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Israel's Geophysical Institute said the earthquake, which occurred over 800km from Israel,   was mostly felt in the north of Israel, including the towns of Safed and Nahariya.

At the same time as residents in Israel reported buildings shaking, a deep 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the sea 76 miles (120 km) east-northeast of Iraklio, a town on the Greek island of Crete, on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The earthquake, at 48 miles (77 km) deep, was not felt in Athens but was felt in Cairo.

"We have no reports of damage or injuries so far," said a police officer in Iraklio.

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