Northern residents shook off seven mild earthquakes between Sunday and Tuesday while heavy fog shut down Ben Gurion airport, stranding thousands of travelers.
One earthquake in the Galilee before dawn Tuesday morning measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and did not cause any injuries or damage.
Mild tremors are not uncommon in Israel, which is situated over the sensitive Syrian-African fault, but it is unusual that’s so many are reported within the space of two days. The first tremor struck Sunday evening in the Upper Galilee, measuring 2.7 on Thursday Richter scale.
This story may have absolutely no meaning or significance, but it is interesting because it represents the 3rd or 4th time since summer, that an "unusual" earthquake cluster occurred within a brief period of time (the most recent just yesterday, see here). It will be interesting to see if this pattern continues throughout other parts of the world.