Mediterranean Earthquake Rattles Israel

5.7 Magnitude Temblor Centered Near Island of Rhodes

By Haaretz

Published July 09, 2012.

An earthquake in Rhodes measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale was felt on Monday afternoon in various areas in Israel.

The center of the quake was 570 kilometers (roughly 354 miles) northwest of Israel. No casualties or damage was reported. The Geophysics Institute in Lod reported that “at 4:55 P.M. an earthquake measuring 5.7 was felt in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of Rhodes. The quake occurred at a depth of 50 kilometers, and was felt in various places including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Afula.”

The last earthquake felt in Israel (5.3 on the Richter scale) was in early May. Then, the American Geophysics Institute reported that the center of the quake was in the Mediterranean Sea, between Cyprus and Lebanon, at a depth of 19 kilometers.

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