Earthquake shakes Jerusalem, central Israel

According to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, the earthquake registered a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale.

By World Israel News Staff

On Wednesday evening, Israelis in Jerusalem reportedly felt the ground shake during an earthquake that qualified as “minor” on the Richter scale, the metric used to measure the size and strength of earthquakes throughout the world.

The earthquake registered as a 4.5 magnitude, according to a report by Arutz Sheva based on data collected by Geophysical Institute of Israel.

Any seismic events with a magnitude greater than 4.5 is strong enough to be recorded by the sensors of a seismograph anywhere in the world.

According to the Geophysical Institute, the quake’s epicenter was in the ocean between Hadera and Haifa, several hundred miles away from the Israeli coast.

Autz Sheva reported that Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations in the center of the nation felt tremors.