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Mild earthquake shakes Israel
Shortly after midnight a 4.1 magnitude quake was felt throughout the country. No injuries or damage reported. Quake the third this week, 'not surprising considering the activity in Dead Sea area,' say experts

Earthquake hits Israel for third time this week: The Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII) reported Saturday that a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the country. No injuries or damage were reported.

 

According to reports, the earthquake hit around 00:19 am, originating in Israel's plains area.

 

Earlier this week, two earthquakes, measuring 3 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, were felt throughout Israel, also causing no damage or injuries.

 

"We were just sitting in the living room when the whole building started to shake for about 20 seconds," Tomer Morgenstern of Kiryat Uno told Ynet.

 

Rami Hopshteter, manager of the GII, explained that "the quake is not surprising as there is a lot of activity in the Dead Sea area… However, it is impossible to draw any clear conclusions about the future from this quake. Israel has been preparing for a possible large-scale earthquake for the past several years now, but we can always do more to improve our preparedness."

 

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