4.4 magnitude earthquake off Lebanese coast rattles Israel


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Members of the Knesset Guard, IDF Home Front Command, Israel Fire and Rescue Services and Magen David Adom participate in a drill near Ashkelon simulating response to an earthquake, Dec. 19, 2019.

(JNS) - A 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of Lebanon in the Eastern Mediterranean was felt in Israel early Wednesday morning.

There were no reports of injuries or damages in the Jewish state.

The quake struck 73 kilometers northwest of Sidon, Lebanon at a depth of 10.0 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

On Monday, several people were killed and more than 200 injured in Turkey by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered in the country's Hatay province that was also felt in Lebanon and Israel.

Turkey is still reeling from a pair of massive earthquakes on Feb. 6 that,...

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