Photo Credit: Pikud HaOref

At approximately 7:53 PM, an earthquake was felt throughout much of Israel. The shaking lasted a few seconds.

Areas that most strongly felt the quake were: Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Be’er Sheva, Lod, Tel Aviv, Petach Tikva, Haifa, Kiryat Gat.

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The earthquake registered 4.8 on the Richter scale, and its epicenter was in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (depth of 10 km), south of Cyprus, and west of Tel Aviv, 275 km off the coast of Israel.

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