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Minor earthquake rocks Jerusalem

JTA

Posted on Sep. 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

Jerusalem. Photo by Navot Miller

Jerusalem. Photo by Navot Miller

A minor earthquake rocked Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

The temblor measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was felt in Jerusalem and on the northern edge of the Dead Sea on Thursday morning, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel.

The epicenter of the quake was located north of the Dead Sea. It also was felt in some areas of central Israel.

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Eilat in June.

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