Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4.3m Quake Hits Israel

Earthquake shakes northern Israel for second time in a day

A minor earthquake rattled northern Israel on Wednesday night in the second tremor of the day.
The temblor — recorded around 10:45 p.m. —  registered 4.3 on the Richter scale and was 10 kilometers deep, according to Geofon.
Though largely rocking the north, with its epicenter in the Galilee, it was felt by Israeli residents as far south as Tel Aviv, Modiin and Jerusalem, as well as in Lebanon and Syria.

The quake follows a series of tremblors early Wednesday morning in the Haifa region and northern Israel. The first one struck at around 4:50 a.m., according to the institute.
Israel sits on the geologically active Syrian-African rift, which runs through the Jordan Valley, and the region occasionally experiences small quakes. Experts say the area experiences a major quake every 100 years or so.

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