Earthquake in Turkey also felt in Israel

6.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Turkey's Elazığ Province, is felt in northern and central Israel as well.

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Elad Benari, Canada ,

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Israelis in northern and central Israel reported feeling an earthquake at around 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

The earthquake was centered in Turkey, where the US Geological Survey said a 6.7-magnitude earthquake was felt in the Elazığ Province.

"The whole building moved," Sharon, a resident of Hod Hasharon, told Channel 12 News. "Just before 8:00 p.m., as I lay on the living room couch, I began to feel my head spinning. For a moment, I was sure I was losing consciousness, or, God forbid, influenced by something I drank at a wedding last night - but we soon realized at home that it was a small earthquake."

"We entered the protected space just in case and waited until it was over," he continued. “It continued for about a minute.”

There were no reports of injuries or damages in Israel.

The quake was also felt in Lebanon and Syria.

This past November, an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was felt in northern Israel, near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km northeast of Tiberias. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

In May of last year, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake was felt in central Israel, including Jerusalem. There were no injuries or damages.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)



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