Light Earthquake Hits Israel


israeli-settlementsAn earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale was felt across northern Israel this evening, the Geophysical Institute of Israel said. No injuries or damages were reported in the Motzoei Shabbos quake, whose epicenter was just north of the Sea of Galilee.

 The earthquake, which hit Israel at 8:45 pm, was not an unusual incident, the Institute said.

 “We got a few phone calls about the quake being felt at communities around the Sea of Galilee,” Dr. Rami Hofstater said. “The earthquake was registered and recorded.”

A Ynet reader said she felt the quake in Haifa. “The bed moved and the water bottle shook,” she wrote. Another reader said that “the earthquake was felt on the Golan Heights.” A Golan resident wrote that he felt the quake in his feet. “Nothing moved, it was something very weak, but we felt the quake,” he said.

The head of the Mevo’ot Chermon regional council said that the quake was certainly felt in his community, Moshav Sdeh Eliezer.

 “For close to 10 seconds the whole house shook and things moved, yet fortunately there were no damages,” he said.

 About two years ago, on February 15, 2008, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt across Israel. There were no injuries in that quake, which was also felt in Lebanon and Syria. A few days earlier, Israel was hit by a quake measuring 4 on the Richter Scale.

{Ynet/Yair Israel}


  1. Hi Poshter Yid. I think any day now will be Milchemes Gog Umagog. I think that Hashem is trying to tell us something, dont you or anyone else agree??