HC Deb 27 February 1928 vol 214 c11
28. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now give any information as to the damage done by the earthquake in Palestine?


The High Commissioner reports that slight earthquake tremors occurred in Palestine early in the morning of the 22nd February and were followed a few hours later by a more severe shock, which was felt throughout the country. No loss of life occurred, but at Jerusalem one house and a few walls collapsed and cracks opened in the walls of many houses. From the rest of the country there are reports of cracks in walls of houses and of the collapse of walls, but there appears to have been no serious damage to property.