Jan 22, 2022
JERUSALEM WEATHER

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Israel felt a light earthquake on Tuesday following a tremor that hit the island of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean Sea.

No reports of injuries or damage were reported following the quake.

The Seismology Division of the Geological Survey of Israel reported that the earthquake was only 5.9 on the Richter scale at a depth of 40km, to the west of Cyprus.

But the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that the same earthquake was a magnitude of 6.5.

Cyprus is situated in a secondary earthquake-prone zone, where tremors of such magnitude are rare.

Israelis throughout the nation reported feeling the tremor.

Cyrus is situated on the Cyprian Arc, which forms the plate boundary between the Anatolian plate in the north and the Nubian and Sinai plates in the south.

This quake comes less than two weeks after Israel365 News reported on a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Greek Island of Crete. The quake was felt as far away as Israel. No injuries or damage was reported. This comes after a series of three quakes (5.2, 5.4, 4.2) hit the island.