BEIRUT — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake was felt in Lebanon Thursday, 10 days after the devastating quake in Turkey that killed more than 41,000 people in Turkey and Syria. No damage was reported.
Contacted by L'Orient Today, the director of the National Center for Geophysics in Lebanon, Marlene Brax, confirmed that a tremor was felt in Lebanon, but that the earthquake did not occur in Lebanese territory, without further details for the moment.
Later in the day, Lebanon's National Center for Geophysics stated that at 1:16 p.m. local time, an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale was recorded, located on the Syrian coast. Social media users said they felt the tremor in Lebanon.
Light earthquakes occur from time to time in Lebanon. Most recently, a 4.3-magnitude quake was felt across the country last Wednesday, though geologist Samir Zaatiti told L'Orient Today at the time there was no need to panic as it was "within the norms of tremors that occur in Lebanon."