A 5.5-magnitude earthquake was felt on Friday by the residents of the capital Beirut and some towns in Zahle, Mount Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, Sidon, Tyre and Tripoli, LBC reported, citing information provided by Lebanon’s state-run Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research. [Naharnet]

It was a 7.6 magnitude Earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami back in 551 AD along Lebanon’s coast, killing over 30,000 people. Expect to hear more about this deadly earthquake in the next few days. [Link]