Earthquake rattles Eilat

(JTA) – An earthquake rattled the Sinai Peninsula and Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat.

The temblor struck very early Monday morning and measured about 5.0 on the Richter Scale. There were no reports of damage.

The earthquake’s epicentre was in the Red Sea, about 100 miles from Eilat.

It comes a month after a small earthquake was felt in southern Israel, including the Dead Sea.

In July 2015, an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale and centred in the Dead Sea was felt in Israel. A month earlier, an earthquake reported to be between 5.1 and 5.5 magnitude was felt in southern Israel, with an epicentre in the Sinai Peninsula.

Hundreds of people died and were injured in a 6.2 magnitude quake in 1927 that centred on the Dead Sea.

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