Earthquake shakes Eilat

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An earthquake was felt in the southern Israeli town of Eilat.

The earthquake on Saturday night registered 4.9 on the Richter scale, according to the National Earthquake Information Center in the United States.

Its epicenter originated in the Sinai Peninsula but was felt in the tourist center of Eilat and in Cairo.

An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude shook Eilat last December.

Israel lies on the major Syrian-African fault line.