Photo: Danny Salomon
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Photo: Danny Salomon

For second time in a day, earthquake rocks Israel

4.5 evening earthquake sends tremors from Golan Heights all the way to Tel Aviv after Israelis in northern Israel woken up in the small hours to 4.1 earthquake; no damages or injuries immediately reported; ‘The house was shaking. It was scary.’

A 4.5 earthquake was felt at 10:46pm on Wednesday in northern and central Israel, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, rocking the country for a second time in one day.



The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Lower Galilee. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damages to property.



Ripples were felt in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, the Golan Heights, Kiryat Ono, Givatayim, Holon, Petah Tikva, Safed, Acre, Kfar Tavor, Nazareth Illit, Ramat Gan and many other places, according to reports by people on the internet.


“I was sitting in my living room with my phone and I felt the sofa move from right to left. It went on for ten seconds and then stopped. I felt dizzy. It was scary,” said Mustaffah from Tira.


“I was at home. It was scary. The house shook, everything was moving,” said Ron from Tiberias.


There were also reports of tremors by Lebanese citizens in Beirut.


Ofer Amiel from Ashdot Ya'akov Ihud in the Emek HaYarden Regional Council said that the evening earthquake felt similar to the first one in the morning. 

Earthquake in Safed    (צילום: בת חן יצחקי)

Earthquake in Safed


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“We live in a new and stable house so nothing fell. We were all awake and some of us were shocked. But nothing fell so there was no need for us to get out. Only the lampshades were swaying slightly," he said. 


One Haifa resident said she felt strong tremors. “The whole house was really, really shaking. It was really scary. I was in shock even though I knew about the earthquake in the morning but I was still in shock,” said Adi. “I am alone at home and everything started moving—the lights, the bed. It wasn’t nice at all.”


Authorities called on residents to listen only to official updates and instruction and to ignore unconfirmed reports.


A 4.1 earthquake was also felt at 4:50am Wednesday morning in northern Israel and was followed by several weaker aftershocks: a 3.2 earthquake was felt at around 4:58am, a 2.1 earthquake at 6:41am and a 3.8 at 6:52am.


No one was hurt and no damage was reported.


פרסום ראשון: 07.04.18, 23:27
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