מוקד הרעש של רעידת האדמה
The epicenter of the earthquake
The epicenter of the earthquake

5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Israel

Many Israelis report feeling tremors across the country, including in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem; Geological Survey says epicenter appears to be the eastern Mediterranean, off the Greek island of Karpathos

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Published: 10.19.21, 10:23
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled most parts of Israel on Tuesday mornings in shock waves that made their way from Cyprus and Greece, where the tremor originated.
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  • According to the Euro-Med Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake occurred at 5:32 GMT, with its origin point located about 139 km ( 86.3 miles) east south east of the island of Karpathos in Greece. The magnitude of that earthquake appeared to be 6.0.
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    מוקד הרעש של רעידת האדמה
    מוקד הרעש של רעידת האדמה
    The epicenter of the earthquake
    Many Israelis across the country reported feeling the tremor, including in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and Haifa, among others.
    The quake was reportedly also felt in some parts of Egypt.
    Saar, who lives in Tel Aviv, said: "I sat on the couch and felt for a few seconds as if it was moving from side to side."
    The tremor was felt in all parts of the country
    Yair, who lives in Bat Yam, said: "The bed rocked as if someone was moving it. It became stronger and then weakened until it stopped."
    Cyprus and Greece are both earthquake-prone zones, but strong tremors are not common. The highest recorded in recent years was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in 1996 near Cyprus, but it caused little damage.
    Back in January, many Israelis reported feeling a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Cyprus, approximately 224 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of the northern city of Nahariya.
    Reuters contributed to this report
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