Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake strikes off coast of Turkey, felt in Israel

(Israel 356 News) – A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Antalya, Turkey on Saturday at 2:44 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 43 miles. Though the epicenter was over 270 miles from the coast of Israel, the tremors were felt in northern and central Israel. Turkey sits on top of two major faultlines and earthquakes are frequent. Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Turkey in 1999, killing around 18,000 people. In January, Two weeks after Turkey’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Jews living in Judea and Samaria, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey killing at least 31 people and injuring more than 1,600…..Read More



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