Magnitude-5.6 quake hits Israel
Published: 09.07.12, 17:33
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1. First 5.3 in May, Now 5.6 ...
American Jew ,   New Jersey, USA   (07.09.12)
since a logarithmic scale, think this may be significant trend up. Is this typical, should we expect an even larger quake near Thanksgiving? Curious, what is the related history & science?
2. Felt nothing in TA
Alex ,   Tel Aviv   (07.09.12)
Was out in town that time, didn't notice anything.
3. New building codes long overdue
Zionist forever   (07.09.12)
In Israel the building codes are appalling and the traditional design of building on stilts only makes buildings even less likely to survive a major earthquake or a missile attack and even the terrorists will soon be able to hit downtown Tel Aviv. With all the new buildings going up and pulling down of old ones now is the perfect time to introduce legislation for new building codes, something that would make much better use of Knesset time than haredi drafting.
4. Didn't feel one here either.
Debbie ,   Beit Shemesh   (07.09.12)
Thank God! :)
5. Three Temples & Two Second Comings
Latter-Day Prophet ,   Negev Forest   (07.09.12)
The next big controversy in Holy Land will be what to do when the Big One finally brings down the Dome of the Rock. Maybe the people in charge will feel that it was a sign that the time to level the ground and rebuild the Temple has arrived. If so then the Fundamentalist Christians will rejoice because that's the last requirement to be filled before Armageddon and the Second Coming can happen. Armageddon will make Ahmadinejad happy, too, because it's also the prerequisite for the Second Coming of the 12th Mahdi and the Islamization of the entire Universe. Policymakers must seize the chance to make so many people happy. Also, Fundamentalists will move en masse to the kibbutzim they're preparing for the Day of Judgement and will bring up the agricultural output, so that maybe Israel will start to feed the world. They'll want to see their Savior landing on the Mount of Olives.
6. There are some great earthquakes coming to Israel for
Rivkah   (07.09.12)
HaShem's purposes. When Russia and a Caliphate of Muslim nations attack Israel from the North they will be greeted by an earthquake from HaShem. When the Jewish Messiah Yahshua returns as the Lion of Judah and King of Kings to the Mount of Olives, an earthquake will split the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem will become a seaport city. Be thankful for earthquakes in Israel because that is one of the ways HaShem will deal with Israel's enemies.
7. 3 Zionist forever: Anchoring piers to bedrock is the best
Rivkah   (07.09.12)
defense from earthquakes. Uretech cement that is hard like a bowling ball injected through steel tubes at 3 and 7 foot depths every five feet around the foundation is a defense from the damage of earthquakes, too, and is a little less expensive than anchoring piers. Scriptures says to build your house on a rock and those are two methods of doing that.
8. #3 Israel is a bardak on steroids know that
Al   (07.09.12)
so its a complete waste of time trying to have things changed before the fact. Israel is in the ME where shit happens all the time. Building codes as well as contract law in Israel is a suggestion...its a friggin miracle more people arent killed by the very low and poor construction standards.
9. Felt nothing in Jerusalem
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (07.09.12)
10. I also felt it in Haifa
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (07.09.12)
Was reading in bed and felt tremors - thought it was the wind from my window (as today was windy). Then because it was for perhaps 2-3 seconds, thought it was my imagination. Guess not.
11. #6 Rivkah
Mary ,   U.S.A.   (07.09.12)
Amen, Rivkah...Is there a way to "talk" or mail you?
12. 11 Mary, USA...
You can email me at if you have questions I can answer.
13. Iran's Nuclear below ground tests
Shmuel Rosenfeld ,   Jupiter USA   (07.11.12)
Let us consider Iran's intentions to destroy our Land by Nuclear Reactor devastation. It is nothing new that Iran is not all dumb. But maybe we are numb not to consider nuclear fission reaction into the Earth veins to reach Israel. What do you say to that?
14. 12 is not Rivkah. I don't give out my email online. Someone
Rivkah   (07.12.12)
is playing a joke.
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