A second earthquake was felt in southern Israel Monday afternoon, after an earlier one that took place Monday morning. Both quakes measured approximately 4.8 on the Richter scale and originated in the Sinai desert. They were felt in Eilat and its environs.
No one was injured either in Eilat or in Sinai, according to reports. There was some light damage reported in Eilat.
Last month, an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was felt in the vicinity of Arad. The earthquake originated in the Negev, some 20 kilometers underground.