Earthquake in Lebanon, but what about Tsunami??February 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Eye on Beirut | 5 Comments
Tags: Earthquake, Lebanon, Tsunami, Tyre
An earthquake was reported earlier today in Lebanon (Tyre) with a magnitude of 5.0 . Link. Tremors were felt all throughout Lebanon and some of the Middle East. According to Michel Hayek, who usually predicts the year’s events for Lebanon on the New Year, Lebanon will experience alot of Earthquakes this year. Tyre has already felt a few in the past week or two but nothing more than a magnitude of 2 to 2.8.
Earthquakes are nothing new to Lebanon. It is a well known fact that Beirut has been buried 9 times by earthquakes and tsunamis in the past. The last reported disaster hit in 551AD wiping out all the coastal cities of Lebanon. According to National Geographic, the next Quake – tsunami should be due any day now.