Israel’s security establishments called an emergency meeting Monday on earthquake preparedness and response, as an uptick in seismic activity in the region sparked concern over a larger quake striking imminently.
An earthquake of 3.2 magnitude struck Monday evening, another in a series of minor quakes in recent days in Israel’s northern Galilee region, which have triggered several evacuations. Experts estimate a large one may be on its way in the near future. Israel is situated along the Syrian-African fault line which runs along the border between Israel and Jordan.
The meeting Monday was initiated by the Defense Ministry with the security establishment and the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), the army’s Home Front Command, police, firefighters, the Magen David Adom ambulance service and municipal authorities.
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