By Sunil Kumar
263 gnuckx fontanarossaetnavolcanocataniasiciliaitalycastiellicc0hq 300x225 Earthquake in Israel and PalestineIsraelis and Palestinians were shaken by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake centred in the Mediterranean sea, but local media reported no casualties or major damage.

AFP correspondents in Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Jenin said buildings shook for several seconds around 2320 IST last night. Local media said the quake was also felt in Tel Aviv and elsewhere in Israel.

The United States Geological Survey said the epicentre was about 76 kilometres southeast of the Cyprus coast at 19.8 km below the sea.

 

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Tel Aviv was founded on land purchased from Bedouins, north of the existing city of Jaffa. This photograph is of 1909 auction of the first lots. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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