5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Throughout Israel

Flights at Ben Gurion Airport briefly halted, as tremors felt from Eilat in the south all the way to Nahariya and Acco in the north.

Benny Moshe,

The earthquake registered 5.2 on the Richter Scale (illustrative)
The earthquake registered 5.2 on the Richter Scale (illustrative)
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Tremors from a 5.2 magnitude earthquake were felt throughout Israel Saturday, at around 6:30 p.m.

The earthquake's epicenter was some four kilometers southeast of Nuweiba, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula which borders southern Israel.

But the tremors were felt throughout Israel as well, from Be'er Sheva, Arad and Eilat in the south, to Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Rehovot in central Israel, and even as far north as Nahariya, Acco and Afula.

No damage or injuries were caused.

Flights from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport were halted for ten minutes, due to the tremors which were felt there as well.

After a series of checks on runways and technical equipment, flights were quickly resumed.




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