No injuries as earthquakes rock southern Lebanon
Two earthquakes rocked southern Lebanon Friday, sparking panic among the population, media reports said. The state-run National News Agency reported that the quakes were felt in Tyre, Srifa and Nabatiyeh. Voice of Lebanon radio said residents of Beirut and Western Bekaa also felt the tremors.
The quakes sparked panic among the population in southern Lebanon and several families evacuated their homes in the village of Srifa, NNA's report added.Head of Srifa's municipality Ali Eid said "the town's residents went out to the street leaving their homes for fear of aftershocks." No injuries or damages were reported.
The quake, estimated to have measured 4.0 on the Richter scale, originated in the Mediterranean Sea, just west of the Lebanese city of Sidon. The quake was also felt in northern Israel.