The shakes. (Illustration)
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.
Geophysical Institute reports two quakes, measuring 3 and 4.2 on Richter scale and originating in northern Dead Sea, shook country Tuesday morning. Ynet readers report feeling earth moved in J'lem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and south
"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."