An earthquake hit Palestine yesterday evening and was felt in several governorates, including Ramallah, Al-Bireh and Nablus.
The¬†Director of Seismic Engineering Unit at An-Najah National University¬†in Nablus, Dr Jalal Dabbeek,¬†stated that the¬†epicentre of¬†the earthquake was 13 kilometres north of the city of Nablus, in the Fara'a-Carmel¬†rift, with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, and a depth of ten kilometres, according to the¬†official¬†Palestinian¬†news¬†agency¬†WAFA.
The Middle East region is witnessing aftershocks, following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkiye and Syria at dawn on Monday, which has claimed the lives of more than 7,800 people so far.
The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, occurred on Monday at 3:17 (01:17 GMT) and was felt by the residents of Lebanon, Palestine, Cyprus¬†and northern Iraq. This¬†was followed by at least 185 aftershocks, one of which¬†had a magnitude of¬†7.5 at noon on Monday and another with¬†a¬†5.5magnitude¬†at dawn on Tuesday.
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