Earthquake rattles Eilat


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An earthquake rattled the Sinai Peninsula and Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat.

The 5.0 magnitude temblor struck very early Monday morning; there were no reports of damage. The epicenter was in the Red Sea, about 100 miles from Eilat.

Last month, a small earthquake was felt in southern Israel, including the Dead Sea. Two earthquakes — measuring 4.4 and between 5.1 and 5.5 — were felt last summer in Israel.

Hundreds of people died and were injured in a 6.2 magnitude quake in 1927 that centered on the Dead Sea.

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