Friday, May 11, 2012

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel

From Israel National News

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Israel on Friday evening and was felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel.

According to a Channel 10 News report, the police in the Northern, Central and Tel Aviv Districts said they received hundreds of phone calls from citizens who felt the earthquake. Local residents reported feeling objects and buildings move for about 15 to 20 seconds. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was in Cyprus, Channel 10 reported.

More than a 100 calls by concerned citizens were received in the northern city of Tzfat alone, the report said. The quake was felt even in Bat Yam, Kfar Saba, Ramat Hasharon, Ra'anana and other areas in central Israel.

Magen David Adom has sent reinforcements to its stations in northern Israel and is preparing for the possibility of secondary tremors, Channel 10 reported.

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1 comment:

  1. Shalom Toni- Firstly, I'd like to thank YHWH for the good job you do in keeping us up to date with what is going on in Israel. Secondly, I'm happy to see that know one was injured. Thirdly, I found in my studies that earthquakes (from a Scripture standpoint) can mean judgment.

    Last but not least, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.