Photo: Reuters
Another quake registered
Photo: Reuters

Fourth quake in 2 weeks shakes Israel

Earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem and Coastal Plain areas Sunday morning; no injuries or damage reported

A mild earthquake was felt throughout Israel Sunday morning, the fourth tremor to be registered in the country in the last two weeks.


Reports of the quake poured in from the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the Coastal Plain areas.


Head of the Geophysical Institute of Israel Rami Hopshteter reported that the quake measured 4.0 on the Richter Scale, and that the quake's epicenter was, yet again, the Dead Sea.


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


Hopshteter 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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