Earthquake felt across the eastern Mediterranean
Published Saturday 12/05/2012 (updated) 12/05/2012 21:44
The earthquake was felt more clearly in Nablus and Jenin.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- An earthquake was felt across the eastern Mediterranean region on Friday night, although no casualties or damage was reported.
The United States Geological Survey's web site said a 5.5 magnitude quake at a depth of 19.8 kilometers occurred in the sea between Cyprus and Lebanon at 9:48 p.m.
Director of an-Najah University's Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Jalal Dabeek, told Ma'an that the earthquake was felt more clearly in the northern West Bank, namely in Nablus and Jenin.
Ma'an staff in Bethlehem contributed to this report