Amoula il Majnoona

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Earthquake hits Palestine at 11:15 Tuesday

Bethlehem – Ma'an – A an earthquake registering 4.5 on the Richter Scale shook the West Bank at 11:15am on Tuesday.

Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem said they felt the earthquake for a matter of seconds.

Rif'at Sbeih from the southern West Bank town of Al-Khadir told Ma'an that he felt the earthquake in his home, describing his fear as "everything was shaking for a few seconds."

Ma'an's correspondent in the northern West Bank city of Nablus said that residents felt the earthquake, with some even taking to the streets out of fear.

No injuries or damage were reported.


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