Earthquake Near Dead Sea

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) —

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded early Thursday in Israel.

The epicenter was near the Dead Sea, and several people reported feeling its effects in  Be’er Sheva, Arad and Eilat. Reports of vibrations were received as far north as Nahariya, Acco and Afula, Ynet said.

The possibility exists that there were actually two separate quakes at about the same time, but there was no confirmation of that.

B’chasdei Shamayaim, no injuries or damage were reported.

The last earthquake in Israel took place on June 27, when a a 5.2 magnitude quake was felt throughout the country. The earthquake’s epicenter was some four kilometers southeast of Nuweiba, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula which borders southern Israel.

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