Quake shakes Lebanon

 
 

An earthquake shook Lebanon on Friday, sending panicked people in several towns in the south of the country out on to the streets.

 

The quake was felt throughout the country, including the capital Beirut, where many buildings shook.

 

Another tremor struck the country on February 12, also causing panic in the south. It measured 4.0 on the open-ended Richter scale, according to the head of Lebanon's National Centre for Scientific Research.

 

Its epicentre was six kilometres (four miles) east of Tyre.

 

The last earthquake of such magnitude to shake the country took place in 2001 with its epicentre in the Bekaa region of eastern Lebanon and was also felt in Beirut. (AFP)

 
 
 
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