5.6-Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Beirut, along Coastإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The residents of Beirut and the Lebanese coast felt on Monday a 5.6-magnitude earthquake.
Lebanon’s state-run Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research said that Beirut and its suburbs felt the minor quake, whose epicenter was located between Cyprus and the Greek island of Rhodes.
The quake was also felt in Egypt, reported al-Arabiya television.
The last earthquake felt in Beirut dates back to June 10 when a 6-magnitude tremor hit Greece.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake was felt on May 11 by the residents of the capital and some towns in Zahle, Mount Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, Sidon, Tyre and Tripoli, LBC reported, citing information provided by Lebanon’s state-run Bhannes seismic center.
The quake struck some 130 kilometers off the coast of Beirut and was also felt by the residents of neighboring Cyprus, the center said.