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“Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” Hebrews 12:26
From JPost: A Richter scale 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the eastern Mediterranean on Friday night, with locals in countries throughout the Levant reporting the quake.
The United States Geological Survey’s web site said the quake at a depth of 19.8 kilometres occurred in the sea between Cyprus and Lebanon at 9:48 p.m. local time.
Residents in Israel reported feeling the tremors, as thousands of citizens picked up the phone and called police to announce the event. No damages or injuries were reported.
The earthquake was felt as far south as Rishon Lezion, and as far north as Safed.
Residents in Lebanon also reported the earthquake, with Lebanese media saying tremors were felt in Beirut, Sidon, Tyre and the coastal city of Tripoli.
Police said they received thousands of phone calls in localities nationwide shortly after 9:50 p.m. Residents in Safed, Beit She’an and neighboring towns in the Jordan Valley, Migdal Haemek, Araaba, Haifa and other cities and towns called their local authorities to report the tectonic event.
In addition, residents of Tel Aviv, Carmiel and Jerusalem also reported feeling the earth tremble.
“The whole bed was shaking for a pretty long time,” one Jerusalem resident told The Jerusalem Post. “I’m used to earthquakes in California, and this one was strong.” Last December, a light 3.8 earthquake shook the Galilee region with its epicenter in the Hula Valley and Sea of Galilee. source – JPost