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A minor earthquake rocked several regions in northern Bekaa on Friday evening but did not cause any casualties or damages.

The National Center for Geophysical Research( NCGR) said the epicenter of the 3.9-magnitude tremor was an area between the city of Baalbek and the town of al-Fakiha.

It said the earthquake hit at 7:50 pm.

The state-run National News Agency said the tremor was felt by residents in Baalbek, northern Bekaa, Hermel and the northern district of Bsharri.

According to NCGR, over 600 earthquakes with magnitudes below 3 degrees hit Lebanon each year.

In 1956, a major earthquake struck Lebanon, killing 136 people and destroying 6,000 houses.

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