2 earthquakes shake Israel's north within hour

Geophysical Institute of Israel says the epicenter was in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Beit She'an and Nahariya; the tremblors measured 3.2 and 2.7 in magnitude respectively; a month ago an earthquake shook the city of Eilat
Two earthquakes shook northern Israel in the space of one hour, the Geophysical Institute of Israel reported on Monday morning.
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  • The epicenter of the tremblors was said to be in the Mediterranean Sea, west of southern Lebanon.
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    The Geophysical Institute said the first earthquake, which occurred at 5:38am, measured 3.2 in magnitude and its epicenter was some 14 km (8.6 miles) north of Beit She'an in the north.
    Beit She'an has a unique geographical setting due to being located at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley.
    The second tremblor took place around 6:53 am and measured 2.7 in magnitude. Its exact epicenter is said to have been some 54km (33 miles) north of Nahariya the northernmost coastal city in Israel.
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    The Gulf of Eilat
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    Over a month ago, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck the southernmost city of Eilat. The Geophysical Institute said the earthquake’s epicenter was some 100 km (62 miles) south of the city, in the Gulf of Eilat along the Syrian-African rift system, known as the Great Rift Valley.
    According to seismic experts, Israel experiences a massive quake approximately every 100 years, and the last major temblor was on July 11, 1927 (a devastating event that caused innumerable damage and killed hundreds across the Jordan Valley), meaning that a major earthquake is expected to rip through the country in the near future.
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