Minor earthquake rattles Israel
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Minor earthquake rattles Israel

No injuries or damage reported

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

An earthquake shook the country just before 10 p.m. Friday night and was felt by residents of central and northern Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

The epicenter of the 5.3 magnitude quake was located off the Cypriot coast at a depth of 19 km.

Hundreds of residents of Israel’s coastal cities telephoned the police, alarmed by the tremors.

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