Photo: Reuters
'Quake clearly felt in north'
Photo: Reuters

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Israel

Mild tremor felt across north, Jerusalem area Monday night; no injuries or damage reported

A mild earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale was felt across Israel Monday night, from Kiryat Shmona in the north to the Jerusalem area.


The quake's epicenter was located about 12.5 miles east of the south Lebanese town of Tyre. No injuries or damage were reported.


Police and emergency centers in the north were flooded with phone calls from concerned citizens wishing to report the quake.


Raviv Amos, a Petach Tikva resident, told Ynet: "I was sitting at my desk when it suddenly began moving from side to side. The quake lasted about three or four seconds and some objects at the house shook a bit, but nothing was broken."


Aryeh Dror from Kibbutz Hagoshrim added that the tremor was clearly felt in the north, unlike in the previous earthquakes.


The most recent earthquake, measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale, was felt in Israel about three months ago. Earlier that week, two earthquakes, measuring 3 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, were felt throughout Israel. none of the quakes caused any injuries or damage.


Ahiya Raved contributed to the report


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