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Earthquake Strikes Near Eilat

An earthquake registering 5.4 on the Richter scale shook parts of Israel this week.

No damages or injuries were reported as a result of the tremor, which struck early Wednesday morning.

The quake, whose epicenter was 75 miles south of Eilat, was felt as far north as the coastal city of Netanya.

Officials at Israel’s Institute for Petroleum Research and Geophysics said the tremor was part of a series of aftershocks from a stronger earthquake that killed eight people in November.

That quake rocked Eilat and caused serious damage in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.