By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 11 November 2017:
There was a small earthquake in Marj in the Jebel Akhdar this evening but there as no serious damage to buildings and no casualties.
“The mirror moved, but no one was hurt,” one resident told the Libya Herald.
The epicentre is reported to have been offshore. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre it registered 4.4 on the Richter magnitude scale.
Small, and regular, earthquakes are not uncommon in the area. In 1963, however, the town was largely destroyed when hit by a 5.6 earthquake which killed some 300 people and injured another 500. Modern-day Marj was rebuilt some four kilometres away on more solid ground.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that the former elected mayor of Marj died this morning of a heart attack. Masoud Adam Omar had not been well for some time. Elected in 2014, he was dismissed by LNA chief of staff Major General Andul Razzak Al-Nazhuri in April this year and replaced by Lieutenant-Colonel Wahbi Anwar Al-Raikh.