The Geological Survey of Israel's Seismology Division reported the epicenter of the earthquake as being located south of Eilat in the Red Sea.
Residents in Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt also reported feeling an earthquake.
Dozens of tremors have been felt around northern Israel in recent weeks.
Experts in the field believe that the occurrence of a strong earthquake is almost certain and that its impact on different regions of the country will be enormous.
Earthquakes are Israel’s biggest security threat, Jackie Levy told the ‘Post.’
Professor: Israelis should stock up in preparation for big quake.
"Suddenly, I felt like a ship tossed on a storm at sea."
Thousands of families in places like Arad, Tiberias and communities close to the Jordan River are unprotected in the event of a natural disaster.
Training exercise in Israel's parliament building as part of three-day national drill in preparation for "the big one."
Earthquake drills will use similar tactics to war drills, says IDF senior officer.