Earthquake hits north for 5th time in a week

3.3-magnitude quake strikes at 8:50 am; epicenter located northwest of Lake Kinneret. No injuries

A mild earthquake hit north Israel Tuesday morning for the fifth time in a week. The Geophysical Institute of Israel said the 3.3-magnitude quake struck at 8:50 am, adding that its epicenter was located northwest of Lake Kinneret, some 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) northeast of Kibbutz Ginosar. The institute said there were no reports of injury or damage.


The earthquake was felt in Tiberias, Karmiel, Nazareth Illit and the Golan Heights, among other places. "I was meditating in the living room when I suddenly saw the shelf and television shake," Sigalit Tuati of Moshav Ramot near Lake Kinneret told Ynet. "You just wait until it ends. We hope this was the last earthquake," she said.


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Ynet was flooded with "Red Email" reports from readers who felt the quake. Khaled Fahum of Nazareth said: "I was standing in the kitchen and felt the floor shake a little."


On Sunday two 3.6-magnitude earthquakes struck north Israel. Their epicenters were both five kilometers northeast of Kibbutz Ginosar.


On Saturday a mild earthquake was felt in the Lake Kinneret area and in Hula Valley. The series of earthquakes in north Israel began on Thursday.



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